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Employee Benefit News for School, City and County Employers

Civil Penalty Amounts Increased

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Effective November 15, 2021, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has increased the following key penalties affecting group health plans.

EEOC Issues New Workplace Retaliation COVID-19 FAQs

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According to federal agencies, retaliation claims have risen each year for the last 20 years.

Extended Stay Issued for OSHA’s ETS

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Vaccine and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) was extended by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. The judicial...

Booster Shot Eligibility Expanded to All Adults

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a statement expanding their recommendation for COVID-19 booster shots. Now all adults 18 years and older who received a...

Employee Benefit Plan Limits for 2022

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Many employee benefits are subject to annual dollar limits which are periodically updated for inflation by the IRS. Most of the limits will increase, although some limits remain the...

Medical and Prescription Drug Cost Reporting Requirement

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The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury (Departments) released an interim final rule requiring health plans and issuers to report information regarding...

OSHA Suspends Vaccination and Testing ETS

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) put the COVID-19 vaccination and testing emergency temporary standard (ETS) on hold due to pending litigation.

COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing ETS Penalties

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) COVID-19 vaccination and testing emergency temporary standard (ETS) has specific measures that the employer must implement....

2022 Health FSA Limit

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The IRS recently increased the health flexible spending accounts (FSAs) dollar limit on employee salary reduction contributions for 2022 plan years. According to the Affordable Care...

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