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Update on COVID – Progression and Vaccines

Written by: Scott Mayer, Director of AP Data Analytics It’s 2021 and COVID-19 has not vanished like some had predicted or hoped. The virus continues to affect hundreds of thousands of Americans directly, and millions more indirectly. There are many metrics available to track the direct impact and spread of the virus itself, but they […]

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Year-End Stimulus Bill Offers Optional FSA Relief

12/27/2020 Update:  After much debate, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA 2021) was signed by the President on Sunday, December 27, 2020. As this Congress wanted to wish us well for the holidays, they passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA).  Below please find some highlights for those factors that may affect health and welfare […]

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AssuredPartners Town Hall Webinar | COVID-19 Vaccinations

    AssuredPartners would like to invite you to our last Town Hall Series for 2020 focusing on COVID-19 Vaccinations. This one-hour long session will highlight the following topics: Current Vaccine Landscape Vaccine Development & Approval Process Vaccination Deployment & Administration What to Expect Once Vaccinated Costs Associated with Vaccination Legal Considerations for Employers Webinar […]

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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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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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CARES ACT – COVID-19 FAQs – Cost Sharing for COVID-19 Testing

On April 11, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the U.S. Treasury (together, the departments) issued FAQ guidance regarding implementation of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), and other health coverage issues related to […]

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New Federal Law Mandates Paid Sick Leave & Enhanced Unemployment for Workers Affected by COVID-19 Pandemic

3/25 update, now effective 4/1/2020.  The Senate passed The Families First Coronavirus Response Act [H.R. 6201] in the afternoon of March 18, 2020, with a vote of 90-8, and President Donald Trump signed this into law.  This Act created a federal paid sick leave requirement for coronavirus needs and expanded the Family and Medical Leave […]

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