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Question of the Week

Q.- For the past few years, my health care and dependent care flexible spending account plans allowed me to carry over all of my unused amounts to the next plan year. ...
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Question of the Week

Q.- An employee submitted a reimbursement claim for an at-home COVID-19 test. Is this eligible? I thought insurance covered the cost of tests.
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Department of Labor Addresses Long COVID

The U.S. Department of Labor announced a commitment to supporting workers with long COVID and providing resources for employers to support their workforce. Long COVID is ...
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Covid-19 Pandemic Relief Continues

While many in the U.S. are resuming pre-COVID lifestyles, pandemic relief continues for many employee benefit plans provisions. The government-declared COVID-19 National ...
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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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