COVID-19 Archives - Employee Benefits I AP Benefit Advisors

HRCI & SHRM Pre-Approved Webinar | 2020 Data Analytics Year in Review

As 2020 comes to a close, we will recap popular topics of discussion in 2020 (yes, this includes COVID-19). Our year in review will include items such as: COVID-19 (past, present and future) Benefits Trends (reference-based pricing, specialty Rx, virtual care, etc.) We will also review and discuss emerging trends for 2021 (direct contracting, direct […]

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COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Declaration Renewed; Further Extends Group Health Plan Deadlines

The federal public health emergency declaration due to the COVID-19 pandemic has been extended to January 22, 2021. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) originally declared the public health emergency on January 31, 2020, and the declaration was previously renewed twice this year, in April and July. Public health emergency declarations are generally […]

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HRCI & SHRM Pre-Approved Webinar | COVID-19 Relief: When Will it End?

Please join us for this HRCI* and SHRM** pre-approved, complimentary, one-hour webinar as ComplianceDashboard’s legal consultant, Olivia Ash, JD, MS, reviews COVID-19 regulatory relief deadlines for ERISA plans, including both 401(k) and welfare plans. Once you have the big picture, Olivia will walk through how to apply these guidelines to real-life situations. This won’t be […]

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AssuredPartners Webinar | Voluntary Benefits: Unknown Contractual Details and COVID-19 Updates

Join us for this HRCI* and SHRM** pre-approved, complimentary, one-hour webinar as Stephen Ivey and Ralph Cullison, our Voluntary Benefit subject-matter experts, discuss details on sometimes unknown contractual details and COVID-19 updates. Voluntary benefits are sometimes thought of as simple or easy since there is no employer cost but are subject to detailed contractual provisions […]

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HRCI & SHRM Pre-Approved Webinar | 2020 Compliance Mid-Year Roundup

Please join us for this HRCI* and SHRM** pre-approved, complimentary, one-hour webinar as Patrick Haynes, AssuredPartners’ General Counsel and SVP of Compliance, covers the following compliance topics through 2020 thus far: IRS Notices 2020-29, 2020-33 Changes to Cafeteria Plans, HCFSAs, HSAs, DCAPs, and more COVID-19 Relief and Changes Other DOL, IRS, and HHS Guidance, including […]

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AssuredPartners Town Hall Webinar | Insurance Expense Reduction and Cost Control Solutions

AssuredPartners is pleased to continue our Town Hall meeting series this week with a focus on Insurance Expense Reduction and Cost Control Solutions. Based on feedback surrounding the topic this week, we will cover the following topics for discussion with our presenters: Cost Control Solutions for your Business Insurance Expense Reduction Options COVID-19 and Workers Compensation Insurance […]

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IRS Offers Guidance and Flexibility for Employee Benefit Plans

The Internal Revenue Service today released guidance to allow temporary changes to section 125 cafeteria plans. These changes extend the claims period for healthcare flexible spending arrangements (FSAs) and dependent care assistance programs and allow taxpayers to make mid-year changes. The guidance issued today addresses unanticipated changes in expenses because of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus […]

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AssuredPartners Webinar | Emergency FMLA: What is it and What Now? HRCI & SHRM Pre-Approved

COVID-19 legislation is changing the landscape of regulatory compliance for the remainder of 2020. Please join us for this HRCI* and SHRM** pre-approved, complimentary, one-hour webinar as ERISA Consultant, Olivia Ash, JD, reviews details of federal emergency FMLA legislation and covers essential benefit plan considerations impacted by COVID-19. Webinar Details: Thursday, May 21, 2020 2:00pm […]

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AssuredPartners Town Hall Webinar | State Reopening Orders & Employee Return to Work Measures

AssuredPartners is pleased to continue our Town Hall meeting series this week with a focus on State Reopening Orders and Employee Return to Work Measures. Based on significant demand from our customers, we will cover the following topics for discussion with our presenters: Recent DOL and IRS Changes for COBRA, Special Enrollments, and Claims Deadlines State […]

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DOL Issues COVID-19 Relief and Guidance for Employee Benefit Plans

The Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) issued deadline relief and other guidance under Title I of ERISA (the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974) to help employee benefit plans, plan participants and beneficiaries, employers and other plan sponsors, plan fiduciaries, and other service providers impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. […]

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