All Items: Employee Benefits

  • EEOC Proposes Wellness Incentive Limits

    January 7, 2021

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released a pair of proposed rules that would amend the incentives employers may offer to encourage participation in wellness programs that require disclosure of medical or genetic information without violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).

  • Trump Signs Federal COVID-19 Relief Act

    December 28, 2020

    President Trump signed the COVID-19 relief bill, which includes $900 billion earmarked for COVID-19 aid. In addition to extending the availability of tax credits for employers that continue to provide leave under the terms established by the FFCRA, the bill contains a number of other takeaways for employers.

  • Final Rule Provides Flexibility to Grandfathered Health Plans

    December 15, 2020

    Group health plans that are grandfathered under the Affordable Care Act will find it easier to preserve their grandfather status under a newly-released final rule.

  • What Justice Barrett's Supreme Court Confirmation Means for Employers

    October 26, 2020

    There is little question that the Senate's 52-48 vote Monday night to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to fill the seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will have a big impact on employers and employees.

  • Employers Win Religious Opt-Out in Supreme Court Birth Control Coverage Case

    July 10, 2020

    The Supreme Court has ruled that employers with religious or moral objections to birth control may deny contraceptive coverage to their employees without violating the Affordable Care Act.

  • States Ask Employers to Report Employees Who Decline Return-to-Work Offers

    May 22, 2020

    Several states have set up websites for employers with guidance and ways to report employees who refuse offers to return to work as businesses take steps to reopen from the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • IRS Allows Mid-Year Changes to Cafeteria Plans in Response to Coronavirus

    May 18, 2020

    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is allowing employers to decide if they want to let employees make mid-year elections for health coverage, health flexible spending accounts (FSAs) and dependent care assistance programs.

  • DOL Updates COBRA Model Notices

    May 11, 2020

    The US Department of Labor has revised its model COBRA notices to provide additional information about COBRA's interaction with Medicare.

  • Supreme Court Hears High-Stakes ACA Birth Control Coverage Case

    May 7, 2020

    The Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that could make it easier for employers to deny their employees contraceptive coverage by claiming religious or moral objections. A ruling is expected by the end of June.

  • DOL Issues New COVID-19 Relief for Benefit Plans

    April 30, 2020

    The US Department of Labor has issued deadline relief and other guidance to aid employers, employee benefit plans, plan participants and other service providers affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

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