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Employee Benefit News for School, City and County Employers

FDA Authorizes Pfizer Booster for Vulnerable Individuals

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently amended the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. The authorization will allow a single booster shot...

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Rescission Date for Joint Employer Rule Extended

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In July of this year, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced it was rescinding the 2020 Joint Employer Determination Rule (the Rule) effective September 28, 2021. On September...

Complex Health Benefits Can Affect Employee Productivity and Morale

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Many people may need help understanding their options during open enrollment and when receiving health services. According to a Quantum Health survey, 8 out of 10 people said they...

Premium Surcharges and Incentives for Vaccination Status

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With the FDA’s full approval to the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, many employers are evaluating their options regarding vaccination status within their workforce, including incentives or...

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Broker Compensation Disclosure Rule

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

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Maintaining Workplace Safety and the Delta Variant

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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

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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

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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

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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...