Premium Surcharges for Nonvaccinated Individuals;

Premium Surcharges for Nonvaccinated Individuals Many employers are exploring options related to COVID-19 vaccination status within their workforce, including whether to charge a premium surcharge for nonvaccinated individuals. There are a number of legal considerations to take i
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OSHA to Mandate Vaccine and Testing Temporary Standard for COVID-19;

On Sept. 9, 2021, President Biden announced that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is developing an emergency temporary standard (ETS) that will require all employers with 100 or more employees to ensure their workforce is fully vaccinated or they must be tested weekly. Read More..

Affordability Percentages Will Decrease for 2022;

On Aug. 30, 2021, the IRS issued Revenue Procedure 2021-36 to index the contribution percentages in 2022 for purposes of determining affordability of an employer’s plan under the ACA. This ACA Compliance Bulletin describes the adjusted percentages. Read More..

Medicare Part D Notices Are Due Before Oct. 15, 2021;

Group health plan sponsors must provide the annual Medicare Part D creditable coverage disclosure notices to Medicare-eligible individuals before Oct. 15, 2021—the start date of the annual enrollment period for Medicare Part D. This Compliance Bulletin summarizes the requirement to provide Medicar
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September Benefits Buzz – No Surprises Act and Transparency Rule;

Benefits Buzz Newsletter - September 2021 This month's Benefits Buzz discusses the recently issued FAQs regarding the No Surprises Act and transparency rule, as well as a proposed rule that would expand electronic filing with the IRS. Read More..

COVID-19 Vaccine Surcharges, Mandates and Incentives: What Employers Should Know;

If an employer wants a vaccinated workforce but is dealing with vaccine skepticism, what are their options? This article explores this complicated situation and discusses the multitude of choices facing employers. Read More..

September Tips for Enjoying a Healthy Lifestyle;

Live Well, Work Well Newsletter - September 2021 The Live Well, Work Well newsletter is an employee newsletter that is produced monthly and covers topics like health, wellness, fitness, nutrition and personal finance. This month's newsletter discusses pandemic re-entry anxiety, c
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EEOC Extends EEO-1 Deadline for 2019 and 2020 Data to Oct. 25;

On Aug. 18, 2021, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that employers submit to equal employment (EEO-1) reporting now have until Oct. 25, 2021, to complete their submissions of 2019 and 2020 workforce data. This Legal Update provides information about the deadline exten
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COBRA Subsidy Notice Due by Sept. 15 (Sooner for Some);

The American Rescue Plan Act provides COBRA premium assistance to eligible individuals and imposes notice requirements on health plans. One such requirement is that plans must notify eligible individuals about when their premium assistance ends, and whether they may be eligible for regular COBRA cov
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Proposed Rule Would Expand IRS Electronic Filing Requirement;

On July 23, 2021, the IRS published a proposed rule that would expand the requirement to file certain information returns electronically, including those under Section 6055 and Section 6056. This Legal Update provides an overview of the proposed rule. Read More..