Again this year, the IRS extended the deadline for employers to meet the Affordable Care Act (ACA) employee reporting obligations. Recipient 2020 information returns must be received by March 2, 2021, rather than January 31. The IRS must receive paper forms by February 28, and those filing...
If the proposed EEOC wellness rules are accepted by the Biden administration, most wellness programs that make disability-related inquiries or require a medical examination may only offer a “de minimis” award in order to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or Genetic...
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released proposed rules on January 7 that would address the level of incentives employers could offer employees to encourage participation in a wellness program.
The rise in fraudulent unemployment claims throughout the country has soared this year. Criminals, using stolen personally identifiable information (PII), are submitting online claims hoping to cash in on the chaos and uncertainty within companies and government offices created by the pandemic.
The annual Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fee for plans ending between October 1, 2020, and October 1, 2021, is $2.66. This is an increase from the 2020 rate of $2.54.
In the midst of a global pandemic, and with flu season around the corner, employers are struggling to find ways to keep the workplace healthy and safe.
A pandemic can have negative effects on your employees’ mental health. Use the strategies below to show employees your support for their emotional state.
Training employees is good for your bottom line and can be done virtually now. Online training was growing in popularity prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, but recent social gathering concerns have quickened that growth. There are several benefits to instructor-led virtual training.
Insurance policies contractually obligate policyholders to report all claims to their insurance carrier. Know what your responsibilities are and understand the consequences of not fulfilling your responsibilities under the contract.
With tens of millions of employees working from home in recent months, employers experienced first-hand the importance of technology to keep operations moving. Even though travel and face-to-face meetings came to halt, technology supported many business processes remotely.