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Live Well, Work Well Newsletter – June 2020

June 1, 2020

The Live Well, Work Well newsletter is an employee newsletter that is produced monthly and covers topics like health, wellness, fitness, nutrition and personal finance. This month’s newsletter discusses the health benefits of cleaning, grilling safety tips and how to reduce your food waste. Download newsletter HERE.                 …

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Benefits Brief: 2021 HSA and HDHP Limits

June 1, 2020

On May 20, 2020, the IRS released the inflation-adjusted limits for HSAs and HDHPs for 2021. These limits include: (1) the maximum HSA contribution limit, (2) the minimum deductible amount for HDHPs, and (3) the maximum out-of-pocket expense limit for HDHPs. This Benefits Brief shows the new limits for 2021, as compared to the limits …

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Chronic Conditions and the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 29, 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has affected many different aspects of daily life—including managing chronic conditions. To help employees prioritize their health and protect their bottom line, employers should explore options to help employees manage their chronic conditions during these uncertain times. Download article HERE.                  

Benefits Newsletter 5/27/20

May 27, 2020

In this issue: IRS Announces 2021 Limits for Health Savings Accounts and High-Deductible Health Plans  COVID-19 Deadline Extension Are Not Mandatory for Governmental Plans COBRA in the Time of COVID-19 CMS Releases Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2021 Tenth Circuit Upholds Health Plan’s Denial of Surrogacy Expenses The Cost of Healthcare During Retirement: …

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Returning to Work After the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Webinar Series for Employers

May 22, 2020

The COVID-19 public health emergency has created previously unknown levels of disruption to businesses across the country, resulting in the need for many employers to furlough, layoff, and terminate employees, or implement extended periods of remote work. As state and local stay-at-home orders start to relax, employers will begin resuming business operations and recalling employees …

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How Much Paid Leave Can Employees Take?

May 21, 2020

This infographic from the DOL shares some quick tips about employee leave. Download infographic HERE.                            

IRS Provides More Options for Unused Funds in Health FSAs and DCAPs

May 18, 2020

On May 12, 2020, the IRS announced more options with respect to unused amounts in health flexible spending accounts (FSAs) and dependent care assistance programs (DCAPs). These options allow employers to permit an extended period for incurring health FSA or DCAP expenses and health FSA carryovers of up to $550. This Legal Update summarizes the …

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COVID-19 Guidance for Section 125 Mid-year Election Change Rules

May 13, 2020

On May 12, 2020, the IRS released Notice 2020-29, which provides temporary flexibility for mid-year election changes under a Section 125 cafeteria plan during calendar year 2020. This Legal Update provides a brief summary of this relief. Download summary HERE.                    

Benefits Newsletter 5/13/20

May 13, 2020

In this issue: Federal Agencies Extend Deadlines for COBRA and Health Plan Claims, Appeals, and Special Enrollments DOL Releases New Model COBRA Notices Amid Wave of Litigation IRS Provides Additional Time to Contribute to HSAs IRS Reverses Course on the Application of Qualified Healthcare Expenses to the Employee Retention Tax Credit Educational Assistance Programs Allow …

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