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Webinar Recording | Emergency Experts Panel: COVID-19 Schedule Changes, Furloughs, and Layoffs

The Emergency Experts Panel discusses COVID-19’s impact on employers and the benefits and pitfalls of different workforce planning responses from a variety of perspectives. Hosted by Imperative Information Group and Expert Panel including Dawn Brinson, Brinson Benefits, Julie Ross, Ross | ...

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act FFCRA Amendments and Benefits Provisions

In response to the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) into law on March 27, 2020. The CARES Act is the third phase in Congress’ response to COVID-19 following the Coronavirus Preparedness and ...

Webinar Recording | What Employers Need to Know About COVID-19

Every day we are waking up to a new list of challenges around the country, especially as pertains to employment-related issues facing employers in the wake of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The federal government recently acted with its most far-reaching response to date with the passage on ...

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Updated 3/25/2020 In response to the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Act) on March 18, 2020. The Act is an economic stimulus plan that affects coverage and cost sharing for COVID-19 testing and provides ...

Compliance Recap | February 2020

February was a busy month in the employee benefits world. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released an updated Premium Assistance Under Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) model notice. CMS also issued frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding its ...

Status of Court Case Challenging ACA Constitutionality

Updated March 2020 On March 2, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court (Supreme Court) announced that it will hear the court case challenging the ACA’s constitutionality. Previously, the Supreme Court declined expedited review the case. On December 18, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth ...

Compliance Recap | January 2020

January was a busy month in the employee benefits world. The U.S. Supreme Court (Supreme Court) denied expedited review of a court case challenging the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Supreme Court also granted review of a nationwide preliminary ...

Proposed 2021 Benefit Payment and Parameters Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule for benefit payment and parameters for 2021. CMS also released its draft 2021 actuarial value calculator and draft 2021 actuarial value calculator methodology. According to CMS, the proposed rule is intended to ...

Contraception Mandate Rolled Back for Employers

Updated February 2020 The Department of the Treasury (Treasury), Department of Labor (DOL), and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) (collectively, the Departments) released two final rules on November 7, 2018, regarding contraceptive coverage exemptions. These rules finalize the ...

Nondiscrimination Rules for Cafeteria Plans

Updated January 2020 A cafeteria plan is an employer-provided written plan that offers employees the opportunity to choose between at least one permitted taxable benefit and at least one qualified employee benefit. There is no federal law that requires employers to establish cafeteria plans; ...