This legal update provides a reminder of what is required of employers for the OSHA vaccine and testing effective dates of Jan. 10, 2022 and Feb. 9, 2022. Download now

HR and Compliance Topics – January 2022

Posted on January 13, 2022
Benefits Buzz Newsletter – January 2022 This month’s Benefits Buzz discusses the Supreme Court’s decision to review the federal COVID-19 vaccine mandates as well as updated civil penalty amounts for certain violations. Download now
An update on the Supreme Court of the United States ruling on the OSHA ETS vaccination and testing mandate. Download now
The ACA requires employers to report the cost of group health plan coverage on employees’ Forms W-2. This ACA Overview explains the W-2 reporting requirement, including its application to small and large employers. Download now
On Jan. 10, 2022, the Depts. of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury issued FAQ guidance regarding the requirements for group health plans and health insurance issuers to cover over-the-counter (OTC) COVID-19 diagnostic tests. Download now

PCORI Fee Amount Adjusted for 2022

Posted on January 7, 2022
The IRS published Notice 2022-04, which provides the adjusted PCORI fee amount for plan years ending on or after Oct. 1, 2021, and before Oct. 1, 2022. This Legal Update provides an overview of the IRS’ guidance. Download now
This Compliance Bulleting provides an overview of labor and employment laws that became effective in California on Jan. 1, 2022. Download now
Live Well, Work Well Newsletter – January 2022 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 how to make—and keep—your New Year’s resolution, ways to keep your fitness on track during the winter and the health benefits of being organized. Download now  
On Friday Dec. 17, 2021 the 6th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals reinstated OSHA’s federal emergency temporary standard (ETS) for COVID-19. The 6th Circuit court decision reverses the stay ordered in November by the 5th Circuit and allows OSHA to resume ETS implementation and enforcement nationwide. Download now
Employee Benefit Plan Limits for 2022 Many employee benefits (such as HSAs, health FSAs and transportation fringe benefit plans) are subject to annual dollar limits that are periodically updated for inflation. This Compliance Overview includes a chart of the inflation-adjusted limits for 2022. Download now