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Employee Benefit News for School, City and County Employers

Hospital Transparency Rule Upheld

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A district judge ruled in favor of President Trump’s final rule which requires hospitals to disclose their negotiated prices starting January 1, 2021.

OSHA Reopening and Returning to Work Guidelines

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published new guidance to help employers plan how to reopen their workplaces, which covers:

COBRA COVID-19 Extension Rules

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A Joint Final Rule was recently issued by the Department of Labor, Internal Revenue Service, and the Treasury Department. Under the notice, it extends certain time frames when it...

States Making Changes to Employee Leave Requirements Due to COVID-19

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Many states have passed laws and issued new guidance and rules about employee leave taken for COVID-19 reasons. These provisions are in addition to the paid employee leave required...

Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act Amended

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President Trump recently signed a bill which amended the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act. It provides borrowers with more flexibility to spend PPP funds without...

PCORI Fee Adjusted for 2020

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The Affordable Care Act imposes a fee on health insurance issuers and self-insured plan sponsors in order to fund comparative effectiveness research. These fees are called PCORI fees...

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HSA and HDHP Limits Increase for 2021

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The IRS has recently announced the inflation-adjusted contribution limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) and high deductible health plans (HDHPs) will increase for 2021.

EEOC Reporting Delayed

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Employers who are subject to equal opportunity report (EEO) will not be required to file EEO surveys in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The following surveys which had expected...

New Guidance for Section 125 Mid-Year Election Change Rules

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The IRS has relaxed mid-year election change rules for fully insured and self-insured employer sponsored health coverage, FSAs, and DCAPs for 2020. The changes are designed to...

IRS Provides More Options for Unused Funds in Health FSAs and DCAPs

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The new IRS guidance includes more options when it comes to unused funds in an employee’s health flexible spending accounts (FSAs) and dependent care assistance programs (DCAPs)....