IRS announces max dollar amount for excepted benefit HRAs

In a Revenue Procedure, the IRS recently provided information regarding the inflation-adjusted maximum dollar amount that may be ...
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Can employers provide disaster relief for COVID-19?

Many employees have suffered financial hardships because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, some employers may consider offering ...
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Extended benefit claims and appeals periods during COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, federal agencies have extended certain claims and appeals periods for employee pension ...
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DOL revises rules on paid sick and family leave related to COVID-19

In August, a federal trial court invalidated several provisions of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) temporary regulations ...
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COVID-19 testing, diagnostics not minimum essential coverage

In Notice 2020-66, the IRS recently determined that Medicaid coverage limited to COVID-19 testing and diagnostic services isn’t minimum ...
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Employers should approach payroll tax deferral cautiously

As you’re probably aware, President Trump signed an executive memorandum on August 8 creating a payroll tax deferral. The ...
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Check references, resumés carefully when hiring

Although many employers have had to let go or furlough employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, others are still ...
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How qualified retirement plan rules affect COVID-19-related layoffs and rehires

Has your organization laid off employees this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but you plan to rehire ...
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Families First Coronavirus Response Act FFCRA

Court invalidates some paid sick and family leave regs related to COVID-19

A federal trial court recently invalidated several provisions of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) temporary regulations implementing ...
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outsourcing HR tasks

4 HR tasks that you may want to outsource

For some employers, particularly small businesses, HR practices can evolve slowly and even haphazardly. This creates risk, as ...
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affordable health insurance

Will your organization’s health insurance still be “affordable” next year?

The IRS recently announced 2021 indexing adjustments for some critical percentages under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This ...
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IRS relief for midyear 401k contributions

IRS relief available for midyear contribution changes to safe harbor 401(k)s

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the IRS recently issued Notice 2020-52. It offers sponsors of safe harbor 401(k) ...
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