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DOL Guidance on Life Changes

The Department of Labor’s publication on life changes provides guidance to employees about protecting health coverage upon certain life events. The publication may be ...
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Open Enrollment Notices

Employers with calendar year plans are preparing for an upcoming open enrollment. Part of the preparation should include gathering the notices that must be distributed ...
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New Independent Contractor Rules

The U.S. Department of Labor issued a proposed rule creating a new framework for determining if a worker is an employee or an independent contractor. Since independent ...
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6 Benefits of Flexible Spending Accounts

As we move into the fall, and particularly as companies begin to rethink their operations and benefit packages in light of COVID-19 and what may become a new normal, ...
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File Your Medicare Part D Notices

Employers that offer prescription coverage as part of their benefits packages must give a notice to Medicare-eligible participants letting them know if the prescription ...
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Form 5500? SAR Due Soon

Health and welfare plans that file Form 5500 with the U.S. Department of Labor may have a summary annual report (SAR) reporting requirement due by the end of September.
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Department of Labor Compliance Seminar

The U.S. Department of Labor is sponsoring a virtual summit for employers identifying the DOL’s efforts to help compliance with federal labor laws. The summit will be ...
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Department of Labor COVID Resources for Employers

The U.S. Department of Labor had put together many resources to help employers address COVID-19 in the workplace.
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Tracking and Paying for Remote Work

This week, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a Field Assistance Bulletin directing employers to use reasonable diligence to track hours of work for telecommuting ...
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Timing for Dependent Care FSA Claim Submissions

The IRS issued an Information Letter confirming that sponsors of flexible spending account plans have discretion to set their own claim submission timing deadlines.
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