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HR Weekly Digest 9/19/2022

We would like to offer one of our Weekly Benefit Briefs highlighting information regarding:      Fifth Circuit Rules in Section 1557 Litigation Hospital and Insurer Price Transparency Rules Now in Effect But Compliance Is Still Far Away Benefits-Related Provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 And more.... Download HR Weekly Digest 9/19/2022 HERE.
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HR Weekly Digest 6/30/2022

U.S. DOL Releases Guidance on FMLA Leave and Mental Health By, Epstein Becker & Green PC NLRB Releases Spring Rulemaking Agenda Forecasting Changes to Joint Employer Standard and Representation Election Procedures By, Proskauer Rose LLP Download HR Weekly Digest 6/30/2022 HERE.
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HR Weekly Digest 5/25/2022

Employee Benefits Might Still Facilitate Abortions and Reproductive Choice in a Post- Roe vs. Wade America Court Blocks Enforcement of Certain ACA Section 1557 and Title VII Nondiscrimination Rules against Christian Employers Group Check out Much, Much More.............. Download HR Weekly Digest 5/25/2022 HERE.
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HR Weekly Digest 4/25/2022

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Is Confirmed As Next SCOTUS Justice Paying Employees In Cryptocurrency: Is That lawful? Download HR Weekly Digest 4/25/2022 HERE.
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HR Weekly Digest 4/1/2022

“Federal officials continued to issue guidance on the Affordable Care Act in early 2022. This article summarizes the status of the so-called SUNSET rule, new materials for the 2023 plan year, Section 1332 waiver applications for Minnesota and Virginia, new risk adjustment data validation results, and guidance from the Internal Revenue Service and Centers for [...]
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Weekly Digest: Employee Benefits

President Continues COVID Extensions “President Biden has extended the COVID-19 National Emergency, which was declared on March 13, 2020, and was scheduled to end March 1, 2022. This latest extension of the National Emergency is expected to last for at least one year. Extending the National Emergency also extends temporary delays of certain deadlines applicable [...]
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Human Resources BRIEF: Spring & Internships are Coming Soon!

The beloved groundhog Punxsutawney Phil has predicted the remaining duration of winter.  While the prediction isn’t what most hoped for, six more weeks of winter weather, we are moving closer to spring every day. While we steadily progress towards longer days and better weather, many employers are navigating a competitive talent landscape and creating short-term [...]
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Benefits BRIEF: Mental Health Parity: NQTL – Comparative Analysis Requirements

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA), enacted in December 2020, amended the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MPHAEA) to require employers that sponsor self-funded group health plans that cover mental health or substance use disorder benefits to perform a “comparative analysis” of any non-quantitative treatment limitations (NQTLs) effective February 10, 2021. [...]
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Business 2 Business Newsletter February 2022

Workers’ Compensation The Fear Of The Unknown Too frequently those of us that have dealt with workers compensation claims everyday become complacent and maybe even cavalier in our approach to the injured employee. We know the process inside and out and have a lot of trust in the system working. Why not, we have seen [...]
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HR Weekly Digest 1/6/2022

“The deadline extension is automatic, but the alternative method of furnishing forms to certain individuals requires careful consideration of the detailed requirements described in the instructions. Elimination of the good faith penalty relief for incorrect or incomplete information means filers need to really scrutinize their returns before filing.” Download HR Weekly Digest 1/6/2022 HERE.
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HR Weekly Digest 12/02/2021

“Earlier this month, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) issued its “COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing; Emergency Temporary Standard” (the “ETS”) requiring employers of 100 or more employees to implement policies requiring employee vaccination or enhanced safety measures for unvaccinated employees (including wearing face coverings and weekly COVID-19 testing). ETS was subject to over 30 [...]
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Webinar: “COBRA Compliance 101”

If you were unable to catch our latest webinar, “COBRA Compliance 101” held on July 15, 2021, we have included the recording so that you can review it at your convenience to stay informed on these important benefits topics. View the webinar HERE.
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