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Compliance Recap | December 2021

December was a quiet month in the compliance world in terms of large announcements, but lots of little information trickled in over the month. OSHA’s vaccine-or-test mandate for large employers and vaccine mandate for health care organizations is headed for the Supreme Court, set to be heard on ...

DOL Announces Good Faith Enforcement Standard, Provides Guidance on Compensation Disclosures

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA) amended Section 408(b)(2) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) to require service providers (including brokers) to disclose direct and indirect compensation to group health plan fiduciaries. Field Assistance Bulletin No. 2021-03 ...

Sixth Circuit Lifts Stay of OSHA Emergency Vaccine Mandate for Large Employers

On late Friday December 17, 2021, a three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit reinstated the Biden administration’s vaccine-or-test mandate for large employers, lifting the Fifth Circuit’s earlier stay of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) ...

Compliance Recap | November 2021

November saw quite a bit of activity in the compliance space. Although OSHA’s vaccine-or-test mandate for private employers was issued, it was immediately met with resistance in the form of lawsuits and a stay from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. The mandates for federal contractors and ...

Departments Issue Interim Final Rule on Group Health Plan Cost and Pricing Disclosure

Read time: 5 minutes On November 17, 2021, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and Health and Human Services (HHS) (collectively, the “Departments”), with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), issued interim final regulations (IFR) to provide guidance ...

What Employers Should Know about the OSHA Vaccine Emergency Temporary Standard

  Read time: 30 minutes Federal workplace safety officials just released the mandate-or-test workplace vaccine emergency rule, and employers are sure to have questions. The Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) developed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will require ...

Compliance Recap | October 2021

October was a relatively quiet month in the compliance space. While we are still waiting for the U.S. government to release the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard on the COVID-19 vaccine mandate and guidance on broker compensation disclosures, here are the highlights of happenings in October. ...

Compliance Recap | September 2021

September saw a lot of activity in the compliance space, especially coming from the federal government. Vaccine Mandate Guidance Still Pending Vaccine mandates were on everyone’s mind, especially after Delta Airlines announced its $200 monthly surcharge and weekly testing program for ...

Departments Issue Guidance on No Surprises Act

On September 30, 2021, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Labor, and the Department of the Treasury (collectively, the Departments), along with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), released an interim final rule (IFR) under the No Surprises Act (Act) to help ...

Medicare Part D Notices

If your health benefit plan covers any employee, or their covered dependents, who is eligible for Medicare, this applies to you. If you know that your plan does not cover any Medicare eligible individuals (employee or dependent) then you do not need to send this notice. If your medical plan ...

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