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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

Gender Dysphoria Treatments and Discriminatory Practices in Health Plans

2021-06-14T15:11:54+00:00

In May 2021, the Department of Health and Human Services reversed a Trump administration position on the ACA’s section 1557. Background Under section 1557, health plans are prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age and disability. Under the ACA, the definition of sex was clarified to include discrimination on [...]

Gender Dysphoria Treatments and Discriminatory Practices in Health Plans2021-06-14T15:11:54+00:00

IRS Issues COBRA Subsidy Guidance

2021-05-24T16:44:21+00:00

In April, the DOL issued FAQs discussing the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) COBRA subsidy. The FAQs left many with questions that were not addressed in the DOL’s guidance. On May 18, 2021, the IRS issued its guidance in Notice 2021-31 and a series of 86 FAQs that solve many of the points left unanswered in the [...]

IRS Issues COBRA Subsidy Guidance2021-05-24T16:44:21+00:00
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