On May 18, 2021, the IRS released FAQs regarding COBRA and state continuation premium subsidies. As a reminder, these subsidies required to be paid 100% for assistance eligible individuals (AEIs) under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA).ARPA gives an enrollment opportunity for..
On April 29, 2021, the IRS issued guidance that gives clarifying information regarding employer tax credits available for voluntary paid sick and family leave made available under ARPA. ARPA extends tax credits to eligible employers for providing paid sick and family leave from April 1, 2021..
Anxiety tops the list of mental illnesses, affecting approximately 40 million adults in the U.S. (18% of the U.S. population). Sometimes being number one isn’t worth celebrating. Instead, it is worth exploring, understanding, and finding ways to open communication with those suffering. Anxiety..
Older workers are an increasingly important component of the workforce. Beyond the knowledge and experience they bring to your organization, they typically are very reliable workers and play a valuable role in mentoring those with less experience.
The Office of the Commissioner of Insurance for the State of Wisconsin has issued a press release in response to inaccurate statements on social media that payment of life insurance benefits would be impacted by receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
If you are like many of us in the human resources practice, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a higher than normal number of employer-sponsored life insurance claims. Or, perhaps the absence of employer-sponsored life insurance at your company has now been recognized as a gap in benefits..
As an HR professional, your employees’ health is a top priority. Everything from physical health, mental health, productivity, and engagement are major contributing factors to running your organization effectively. Employee benefits and worker's compensation have a great deal of common ground..
On March 11, 2021, the President signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) H.R.1319.
In April 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released Disaster Relief Notice 2020-01, which provided an extension from certain deadlines for employee benefit plans, retro-active back to March 1, 2020. Under the extension, the applicable timelines were essentially paused until the earlier of..
For employers that are offering an ICHRA, keep in mind that an ICHRA has to be “affordable” in order to avoid an employer mandate penalty. An ICHRA offer is considered "affordable" to employees if, based on the employee's income and the ICHRA contribution, they are able to purchase the..