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On Sept. 9, 2021, President Joe Biden signed executive orders requiring federal workers and contractors to get vaccinated against COVID-19, as well as directed OSHA to draft a new emergency rule requiring all businesses with 100 or more employees to ensure all workers are either...

Many employers are struggling to increase COVID-19 vaccination rates, with some now turning to the possibility of a higher premium cost, or surcharge, for any group health plan participants who remain unvaccinated. Treating group health plan participants differently based upon a health factor – such...

May 2021 was a somewhat busy month in the benefits industry. The absence of a significant of amount of agency guidance during the summer months is to be expected. However, the IRS finally issued guidance on the temporary 100% COBRA subsidy mandated...

The IRS issued Revenue Procedure 2021-25 on May 10, 2021, to announce the 2022 inflation adjusted amounts for health savings accounts (HSAs) under Section 223 of the Internal Revenue Code (Code) and the maximum amount that may be made newly available for excepted benefit health...

March 2021 was an eventful month with regard to new guidance on recently passed legislation and expanded provisions from the IRS to provide relief to individuals and businesses impacted by the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. ...

The ARPA attempts to address and help mitigate some of the far-reaching financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of these changes had an impact on the rules for employers regarding paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act...