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Employee Benefit News for School, City and County Employers

FDA Authorizes COVID-19 At-home Rapid Test

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new over-the-counter COVID-19 antigen test to increase customer testing during the pandemic. The Flowflex COVID-19 Home Test...

New Antiviral COVID-19 Pill Cuts Risk for Hospitalization and Death

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Drug manufacturer Merck has announced it has created an antiviral pill that could drastically reduce the severity of COVID-19 infections. Molnupiravir has shown to reduce the risk of...

COBRA Deadline Extension Relief Guidance Clarified

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During the COVID-19 outbreak, Emergency Relief was issued regarding COBRA deadline extensions for electing coverage and paying premiums. The IRS issued Notice 2021-58 which...

Updated: Child and Dependent Care Tax Credits FAQs

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The IRS recently updated FAQs to help families looking to claim credits under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The child and dependent credit was enhanced under the ARPA to help...

CDC Makes Pfizer Booster Shot Recommendations

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a statement recommending a distribution plan for Pfizer booster shots. The booster is recommended for specific...

Additional Surprise Medical Billing Ban Regulations Issued

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The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and the Treasury jointly released an additional interim final rule, outlining further requirements related to surprise billing.

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...

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...