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Employee Benefit News for School, City and County Employers


Broker Compensation Disclosure Rule

1.5 minute read

Beginning December 27, 2021, as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA), covered service providers (CSPs) like insurance brokers and consultants must disclose all...


Maintaining Workplace Safety and the Delta Variant

1.5 minute read

The coronavirus’ Delta variant has caused an increase in active cases nationwide. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that the Delta variant is twice as infectious as...

Employer Strategies for COVID-19 Vaccination – Penalties, Mandates, and Incentives

3 minute read

Many employers would agree that getting employees vaccinated is a top priority for them. They wish to keep employees healthy and maintain uninterrupted operations. And when it comes...

First COVID-19 ADA Accommodation Lawsuit Filed

1.5 minute read

The Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently filed a disability discrimination lawsuit. This is the first COVID-19 pandemic-related lawsuit the EEOC has filed about a remote...

2021 FFCRA Leave Reporting Guidance

1 minute read

The IRS issued Notice 2021-53 which provides employer guidance about reporting of 2021 Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA) leave wages.

Recognizing the Reality of the U.S. Suicide Crisis

We have lived in unique times during the last two years in this country, with many of us facing uncertainty, loss and isolation. Mental health issues have become personal like never before. More...

Vaccine Mandate for Federal and Large Employers

1.5 minute read

President Biden recently signed executive orders that will require federal workers and contractors to get vaccinated against COVID-19. These new rules come after the Pfizer vaccine...


Build, Educate & Engage: Financial Wellness Benefits

In the fourth installment of the Financial Wellness Series, we lay out how the next steps to alleviate the burden of financial stress and build upon the suggestions made in the earlier parts of...

New Vaccine and Testing Mandates; Some Answers and More Questions

6.5 minute read

On September 9, 2021, President Biden announced a multipronged plan to combat the resurgent COVID-19 pandemic. Many parts of this plan will require further action on the part of...


Benefit Notices for Open Enrollment 2022

1 minute read

Employers should be providing certain benefit notices to their employees at open enrollment time, such as the summary of benefits and coverage (SBC). Other notices must be...