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Supreme Court blocks OSHA ETS mandating employee vaccination, masking, testing requirements

The Supreme Court ruled today that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) does not have the power to implement its emergency temporary standard (ETS) requiring large employers (100-plus employees) to ensure their employees are vaccinated or undergo weekly testing and wear masks...

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DOL addresses reimbursement for OTC COVID-19 tests

Reimbursement not required for employment-purposes testing

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Humana COVID-19 Frequently Asked questions

Humana provides clarity on COVID-19 FAQsQualified testing remains at $0 cost-share; member responsible for cost of non-qualified testing

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Sixth Circuit lifts stay of OSHA ETS

OSHA announces enforcement delayed until January 10 and February 9

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Annual CMS Notice due October 15

Employers have an annual obligation to issue a creditable or non-creditable coverage notice to all plan participants who are Medicare eligible, including dependents and retirees. The notice, due October 15, informs Medicare-eligible participants whether their prescription drug coverage is at...

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OSHA directed to draft emergency vaccine requirement

On September 9, President Biden directed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to draft an emergency rule requiring private employers with 100 or more employees to ensure their workforce is fully vaccinated or tested weekly for COVID-19. The directive is part of Biden’s ...

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IRS allows two additional conditions for paid sick leave

On July 29, the IRS posted in an updated FAQ two new conditions eligible for paid sick leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

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IRS releases updated Form 941

Employers who are paying COBRA premiums on behalf of Assistance Eligible Individuals who lost their health coverage due to an involuntary termination or a reduction of hours should use the updated Form 941 to claim credits to offset quarterly payroll taxes.

The COBRA assistance program was part...

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DOL releases model COBRA election notices

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Biden signs $1.9 trillion in new pandemic relief

President Biden signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) into law March 11 providing economic relief to businesses and the unemployed affected by COVID-19. Among the funding initiatives are expanded unemployment benefits, relief for local governments, schools and small...

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