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IRS Proposes Rules for Direct Primary Care and Other Plans

June 30, 2020

On June 10, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued proposed regulations regarding tax treatment of amounts paid for direct primary care arrangements, health care sharing ministries, and certain other medical care arrangements under Internal Revenue Code Section 213. This Legal Update provides information about the proposal. Download article HERE.           …

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California Paid Family Leave (PFL) Extended

June 25, 2020

On June 27, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom signed California’s 2019-20 state budget, which included an expansion of the state’s family temporary disability insurance program administered through the Employment Development Department (EDD). Senate Bill (SB) 83 provides certain workers with up to eight weeks, up from six weeks, of California Paid Family Leave (PFL) to be …

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Benefits Newsletter 6/24/20

June 24, 2020

In this issue: Supreme Court Holds Employers Cannot Discriminate Against LGBTQ Employees: Are Your Employee Benefit Plans Up to Snuff? CMS Scales Back ACA Nondiscrimination Rules EEOC Will Advance New Wellness Regs Department of Treasury and IRS Clarify Tax Treatment of Direct Primary Care Arrangements and Health Care Sharing Ministries What Employers Should Know about …

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Premium Credits Related to COVID-19 – ERISA Fiduciary Rules

June 22, 2020

Because many employees have not been using their insurance benefits due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some group medical, dental and vision carriers are providing premium credits to employers. Before using the premium credits, employers should consider their fiduciary duty responsibilities under ERISA. This Compliance Bulletin summarizes how ERISA’s fiduciary rules apply to COVID-19-related premium credits. …

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Congress Passes Bill Amending Paycheck Protection Program

June 22, 2020

Congress has passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020, which is a bill that provides borrowers with greater flexibility in spending Paycheck Protection Program funds without compromising forgiveness eligibility. The bill has been sent to President Donald Trump, who is expected to sign it into law. This In the Know article provides an …

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HR Newsletter 6/17/20

June 17, 2020

In this issue: Supreme Court Rules that Title VII Protects Employees from Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation and Transgender Status The President Signs PPP Reform Bill: Loosening PPP Use and Forgiveness Standards and Expands Payroll Tax Deferral COVID-19: OSHA Issues Updated Guidance on Wearing Masks in the Workplace COVID-19 Antibody Testing: Useful Screening Tool …

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HRInsights: Recruiting Post-coronavirus

June 16, 2020

Like most aspects of the workplace, recruiting norms have changed as organizations prepare their post-coronavirus plans. This HR Insights article explains how employers can recruit post-coronavirus. Download article HERE.                        

HR Brief Newsletter – June 2020

June 15, 2020

This month’s HR Brief discusses federal relief for employee benefit plans and considers how to reopen a business post coronavirus. Download article HERE.                            

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