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OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard on Vaccine and Testing Mandates

2021-11-05T14:56:40+00:00

On November 4, 2021, OSHA published its Vaccine Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). The ETS obligates private employers with 100 or more employees to require vaccination or weekly testing and masking for their unvaccinated employees. Legal challenges have been made with more pending, but until those are resolved, employers should prepare for this mandate. All requirements [...]

OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard on Vaccine and Testing Mandates2021-11-05T14:56:40+00:00

No Surprises Act Model Notice

2021-11-03T17:44:50+00:00

Per the No Surprises Act (NSA), a component of the Consolidated Appropriations Act passed in December of 2020, beginning with renewals on or after January 1, 2022, health plans and health issuers offering group and individual health insurance coverage must issue a plain language notice regarding employee’s rights under the No Surprises Act. The notice [...]

No Surprises Act Model Notice2021-11-03T17:44:50+00:00

2022 Important Compliance Dates

2021-10-25T17:18:58+00:00

This checklist is designed to help companies review the key reporting and notice requirements that may apply to their employer-sponsored group health plans under ERISA (the Employee Retirement Income Security Act). Please note that this list is for general reference purposes only and is not all-inclusive. Click to download entire checklist.

2022 Important Compliance Dates2021-10-25T17:18:58+00:00

CT Paid Leave Administrative Process

2021-10-22T14:27:10+00:00

Effective January 1, 2022, the Connecticut Paid Leave law goes into full effect. Eligible employees may begin submitting claims in December for the January start date. The CT Paid Leave Authority is using the carrier AFLAC to determine eligibility, receive claims and make payment determinations. Below is an outline of the claims process which summarizes [...]

CT Paid Leave Administrative Process2021-10-22T14:27:10+00:00

Consolidated Appropriations Act ID Card Requirement

2021-10-22T14:16:35+00:00

The No Surprises Act which passed under the Consolidated Appropriations Act (“The Act”) includes many provisions that apply to group health plans which go into effect for plan years beginning on or after January 1, 2022. One such provision requires updated medical ID cards, however, guidance is not anticipated until sometime in 2022. In the [...]

Consolidated Appropriations Act ID Card Requirement2021-10-22T14:16:35+00:00

2022 Affordability Threshold Set

2021-09-13T17:49:15+00:00

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued Revenue Procedure 2021-36 which indexes the contribution percentages for 2022 for purposes of determining affordability of an employer’s plan under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). For plan years beginning on or after January 1, 2022, employer-sponsored coverage will be considered affordable if the employee’s required contribution for self-only coverage does [...]

2022 Affordability Threshold Set2021-09-13T17:49:15+00:00

EEOC Pandemic Guidance – Vaccine Incentives

2021-08-24T19:58:44+00:00

On May 28, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) posted updated and expanded guidance relating to COVID-19 and the workplace. According to the EEOC, federal laws prohibiting discrimination in the workplace “do not prevent an employer from requiring all employees physically entering the workplace to be vaccinated for COVID-19.” Specifically, the guidance addressed: Federal [...]

EEOC Pandemic Guidance – Vaccine Incentives2021-08-24T19:58:44+00:00

COBRA Subsidy Ends September 30, 2021

2021-08-05T19:00:26+00:00

With the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) COBRA subsidy coming to end on September 30, 2021, questions are arising as to the plan administrators next steps. Below you will find some of the more common FAQs: Subsidy Expiration Notification To ensure compliance, plan administrators must provide a timely notice to those AEIs who wish to [...]

COBRA Subsidy Ends September 30, 20212021-08-05T19:00:26+00:00

ACA Survives Another Challenge as the Supreme Court Dismisses Case

2021-08-05T18:10:53+00:00

On June 17, 2021, the Supreme Court turned back a long-standing challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by dismissing the challenge that was brought by 18 states (California v. Texas). The court ruled that the states that brought the suit over the ACA did not have the standing to do so. Background: On December [...]

ACA Survives Another Challenge as the Supreme Court Dismisses Case2021-08-05T18:10:53+00:00
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