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National Emergency and Extensions Continue

President Biden announced an extension to the National Emergency concerning the COVID-19 Pandemic. According to the White House, “The COVID-19 pandemic continues to ...
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ACA and COVID-19 Testing Coverage

The Affordable Care Act requires health plans to cover the cost of over-the-counter COVID-19 diagnostic test kits without a prescription or letter of necessity from a ...
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Question of the Week

Q.- May I be reimbursed from my health FSA for the amount I spend on COVID-19 at-home test kits?
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Covid-19 and ADA Disability Status

The Americans with Disability Act (“ADA”) prohibits an employer subject to the Act from discriminating against an employee or a job applicant because the person has a ...
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Employers, Employees, COVID-19 and HIPAA

Recent guidance confirms that employers may ask if their clients, employees or customers have received a COVID-19 vaccine without violating the HIPAA rules.
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Notice 2021-58 and COBRA Outbreak Extension Clarification

The IRS released Notice 2021-58 on October 6, 2021 clarifying the operation of extensions of the COBRA election, notification and premium payment timeframes issued as ...
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COVID-19 Vaccine Premium Surcharges and Health Care Reform

The U.S. Department of Labor, Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Treasury jointly issued a series of frequently asked questions addressing items ...
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Question of the Week

Q.- May I be reimbursed from my health FSA for the amount I spend for buying masks?
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IRS Extends COVID-19 Leave Donation Programs

The IRS extended special tax relief for COVID-19 leave-based donation programs. An employer with a leave-based donation program allows its employees to give up their ...
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Tax Credits for Emergency Paid Sick Leave

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARP”) provides a tax credit for private employers with fewer than 500 employee who decide to provide emergency paid sick and/or ...
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