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Learn more about the Employee Benefit Plan industry, news, updates, issues, and other topics related to group insurance plans.

March 15, 2021

Departments Issue Guidance

On February 26, 2021, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury (together, the “Departments”) issued FAQ 44 addressing health coverage issues related to COVID-19.
March 5, 2021

COBRA Subsidy in the Works

A COBRA subsidy is included in early drafts of the proposed fiscal year 2021 budget reconciliation package. If finalized, the COBRA subsidy in the works […]
March 5, 2021

Guidance Issued on Outbreak Period

On February 26, 2021, the Departments of Labor and the Treasury (“the Departments”) issued guidance addressing the COVID-19 Outbreak Period – specifically, the associated period of “up to one year” that may be disregarded for certain benefit plan deadlines.
February 26, 2021

EEOC Proposed Wellness Rules

Employers should review existing wellness programs with the EEOC Proposed Wellness Rules. On January 7, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) released two notices […]
February 18, 2021

How to Help Employees Communicate More Effectively

In an ideal world, communication would be easy. We’d immediately know exactly what to say or write. Emails, Slack messages, and reply threads would practically […]
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