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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...

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...

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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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...