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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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Tax Credit for COVID-19 Vaccines

The IRS announced the expansion of tax credits under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) to cover paid time off for employees receiving COVID-19 vaccinations. Employers ...
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PPE and Health FSA/HRA

The IRS announced that amounts paid for personal protective equipment such as masks, hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes for the primary purpose of preventing the spread ...
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ACA Filing Due Soon

Employers must remember their Affordable Care Act (ACA) obligations even during the COVID-19 pandemic. Form 1094-B/C must be transmitted to the IRS by March 31, 2021. ...
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COBRA Timeframes: Extended Again

The Employee Benefits Security Administration issued Disaster Relief Notice 2021-01 on February 26, 2021 requiring an ongoing suspension of COBRA deadlines that come due ...
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Employers Requiring COVID Vaccines

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released guidance for employers to use when considering requiring COVID-19 vaccines for employees. The guidance says ...
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