U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Final Rules Allowing Employer-Sponsored Health Plans to Decline to Cover Contraceptives Due to Moral or Religious Objections
On July 8, 2020, the United States Supreme... Read more »
As we recently reported, on June 8, 2020, the IRS released the applicable PCORI fee for plan years ending between October 1, 2019 and September 30, 2020. As we indicated in that alert, an... Read more »
One-Third of All Employers Furloughed Employees Yet Nearly 85% Plan to Bring Back Workers
Alera Group, a national employee benefits, property and casualty, retirement services and wealth... Read more »
Employers that sponsor self-insured group health plans, including health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) should keep in mind the upcoming July 31, 2020 deadline for paying fees that fund the... Read more »
In Rev. Proc. 2020-32, the IRS released the inflation adjusted amounts for 2020 relevant to HSAs and high deductible health plans (HDHPs). The table below summarizes those adjustments and other... Read more »
Due to COVID-19 and state and local stay-at-home orders, utilization of group medical and dental insurance benefits is down. As a result, some carriers recently notified employers that they... Read more »
As the country continues to feel the impact of the COVID-19 National Emergency declared by President Trump on March 13, 2020, the IRS has provided some much-needed guidance and relief for... Read more »
During this pandemic, many employers are having to curtail operations and are going through the difficult process of finding cost-saving measures because of the sudden reduction in revenue caused by... Read more »
April 28, 2020 NYS DOL sent out an email reminding employers of their responsibilities related to the unemployment insurance benefits application. All NY employers are required to provide certain... Read more »
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