CATEGORY: Employee Benefits

CDC: Widespread Mask Use Can Get COVID-19 Under Control

AUGUST 4, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the use of masks and face coverings in public, and CDC read more +

2021 Open Enrollment Checklist

AUGUST 3, 2020

With open enrollment around the corner, health plan sponsors should be aware of the legal changes affecting the design and read more +

WI Governor Evers Puts Mask Wearing Mandate in Effect

JULY 31, 2020

Why are face coverings required? Cloth face coverings (or face masks) are recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), read more +

President Trump Issues Executive Orders to Lower Drug Prices

JULY 28, 2020

President Trump issued a series of executive orders in an effort to lower drug prices. Read Legal Update.

Coronavirus-Related Changes for Health Plans-Updated FAQs

JULY 17, 2020

New laws related to the COVID-19 pandemic include a number of changes for health plans and health insurance issuers, including read more +

DOL Releases Employee Tool for FFCRA Leave

JULY 16, 2020

The Department of Labor has released a new online tool that guides employees through a series of questions to determine read more +

Legal Update - IRS Allows Leave Donation Programs for Covid-19

JULY 7, 2020

Employer-sponsored leave-donation programs allow employees to forgo their accrued paid leave in  exchange for cash donations that the employer makes read more +

EEOC Updates Employer Guidance on Coronavirus and the ADA

JUNE 17, 2020

On May 19. 2020 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued additional answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about how read more +

Supreme Court Rules Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination Violates Title VII

JUNE 16, 2020

In a much anticipated decision issued on June 15, 2020, the US Supreme Court has ruled that Title VII of read more +

Updated Employee Leave Requirements for Coronavirus

JUNE 15, 2020

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, states have passed new employee leave laws and issued new regulations and guidance read more +

Fostering Inclusivity in a Post-Coronavirus Workplace

JUNE 10, 2020

Diversity and inclusion in the workplace are not new concepts. As the threat of COVID-19 shifts, and employees are returning read more +

Congress Passes Bill Amending Paycheck Protection Program

JUNE 5, 2020

Congress has passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020, which is a bill that provides borrowers with greater read more +

PPP Guidance for Employees Refusing to Return to Work

MAY 11, 2020

The Payroll Protection Program (PPP), part of the CARES Act and response to the COVID-19 pandemic, makes small business loans read more +

What the Coronavirus Could Mean for Healthcare Costs

MAY 5, 2020

The insurance marketplace hinges on uncertainty. Costs are determined by how likely an event is to happen. If something is read more +

Federal Agencies Issue COVID-19 Relief for Employee Benefit Plans

APRIL 30, 2020

On April 28, 2020, the Departments of Labor (DOL) and the Treasury (Departments) issued deadline relief to help employee benefit read more +

Benefits and Marketplace Trends Through the Lens of COVID-19

APRIL 30, 2020

Even the most optimistic person will concede that the world won’t be returning to exactly how it was before the read more +

Which Unemployment Program is for You? (WI)

APRIL 24, 2020

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) issued this document to help provide general information about unemployment insurance benefits for read more +

Coronavirus Bill Requiring Paid Employee Leave Signed Into Law

APRIL 3, 2020

On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the Act) into law. The Act requires read more +

Responding to an Employee’s Positive Coronavirus Test

APRIL 1, 2020

As the number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases grows daily, employers across the country are dealing with the difficult read more +

New Coronavirus Relief Laws Require Paid Employee Leave

MARCH 20, 2020

As part of sweeping legislation signed into law by President Trump on March 18, 2020, two laws were enacted that read more +