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Employee Benefit News for School, City and County Employers

Temporary Enforcement Policy on Compensation Disclosures

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Brokers and consultants must disclose any direct or indirect compensation they may receive for referral of services to ERISA-covered group health plan sponsors, effective December...

Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Test Guidance

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The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury issued FAQ guidance regarding the requirements to cover over-the-counter (OTC) COVID-19 diagnostic tests for...

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PCORI Fee Adjusted for 2022

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The Internal Revenue Service issued Notice 2020-04, which increases PCORI fees for plan years ending on or after October 2021, and before October 1, 2022. This fee is imposed on...

At-Home Antiviral COVID-19 Pill Authorized

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an emergency use authorization for an antiviral pill intended to help treat COVID-19 cases.

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Coronavirus: Third Leading Cause of Death in 2020

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention registered over 3.3 million deaths in 2020. This was the first year of the pandemic, and it marked the highest annual total of deaths...

COVID-19 and ADA Disability: New Guidance and FAQs

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released new guidance and FAQs on COVID-19 and ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Disability. It explains what employers may...

Emergency Temporary Standard Reinstated for Private Employers

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) federal emergency temporary standard (ETS) for COVID-19 has been reinstated by the 6th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals....

State’s COVID-19 Vaccine Passport and Mandate Restrictions

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Some states have enacted laws that prohibit businesses and other entities from requiring individuals to receive or provide proof that they have received a COVID-19 vaccination....

President Announces COVID-19 Winter Plan

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During a press conference, President Biden outlined his plan to combat COVID-19 this winter. COVID-19 is expected to spike, as more people gather indoors. Biden’s plan includes:

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.