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April 26, 2021

Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Admin Costs

Medicare has increased and simplified its payment rate for administration of the COVID-19 vaccine to $40 per dose. This change may impact group health plans with respect to their payment rate to providers.
April 16, 2021

COVID-19 PPE Now a Qualified Medical Expense

On March 26, 2021, the IRS issued IRS Announcement 2021-7, which clarifies that amounts paid for certain personal protective equipment (“COVID-19 PPE”) used to prevent […]
April 9, 2021

Guidance on the 2021 COBRA Subsidy

On April 7, 2021, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued FAQs regarding implementation of the 2021 COBRA premium assistance (or “COBRA subsidy”). The 2021 COBRA […]
March 29, 2021

New York COVID-19 Vaccine Paid Leave

New York employers should update leave policies and communicate the required COVID-19 leave policy with their employees to help encourage vaccine scheduling.
March 23, 2021

DCAP Update and Other Highlights from the ARPA

DCAP Update and Other Highlights from the ARPA. The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 provides the following additional relief. (read article)
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