Month: June 2020

IRS Proposes Rules for Direct Primary Care and Other Plans
IRS Proposes Rules for Direct Primary Care and Other Plans

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.

California Paid Family Leave (PFL) Extended
California Paid Family Leave (PFL) Extended

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 …

Benefits Newsletter 6/24/20
Benefits Newsletter 6/24/20

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 …

Premium Credits Related to COVID-19 – ERISA Fiduciary Rules
Premium Credits Related to COVID-19 – ERISA Fiduciary Rules

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...

Congress Passes Bill Amending Paycheck Protection Program
Congress Passes Bill Amending Paycheck Protection Program

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 …