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DOL Issues Employer Resources

March 27, 2020

Employers impacted by COVID-19 have a variety of questions regarding the Act’s effect on their business and employees.  While there are still many questions left unanswered, the Department of Labor (DOL) is continuing to release guidance and resources often to help employers. This Bulletin provides an update on the recent releases from the DOL. Download …

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FAQs for COVID-19 and Group Health Plans

March 24, 2020

This Benefits Bulletin provides answers to the most frequently asked questions VCG has received regarding the impact of COVID-19 on group health plans. Please note this is a living document that we will continue to update as we receive developments. VCG is here for you – please reach out if you need further clarification or …

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COVID-19 HR & Employee Benefits Webinars

March 23, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is an emergent situation in the workplace and we know employers have questions related to their business, safety of their employees, and new legislation with the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. To help answer your questions, we have created two on-demand webinars presenting on the recent changes and what employers should be …

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Coronavirus and the Workplace – Compliance Issues for Employers

March 23, 2020

As the number of reported cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to rise, employers are increasingly confronted with the possibility of an outbreak in the workplace. Read full bulletin HERE.                            

Benefits Bulletin: Health Plan Coverage for COVID-19 Testing and Treatment

March 12, 2020

In response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the federal and state governments have been working with insurance commissioners and carriers to expand access to testing and treatment. Part of the response includes actions to remove cost barriers to services that could otherwise discourage individuals from seeking care. Read Full Bulletin HERE.       …

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Benefits Bulletin: HIPAA Special Enrollment Rights

March 10, 2020

Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), certain employer-sponsored health plans must provide special enrollment opportunities outside of the plan’s normal enrollment periods. Unlike the mid-year election change rules under Section 125 of the Internal Revenue Code, HIPAA’s enrollment opportunities – referred to as special enrollment rights – are mandated. Consequently, employers that …

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HR Bulletin: Coronavirus in the Workplace

March 6, 2020

As the number of reported cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to rise, employers are increasingly confronted with the possibility of an outbreak in the workplace. This HR Bulletin provides a summary of compliance issues facing employers in this situation.                            

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