REMINDER:  PCORI Fees Due By July 31, 2022

REMINDER: PCORI Fees Due By July 31, 2022

REMINDER:  PCORI Fees Due By July 31, 2022Employers that sponsor self-insured group health plans, including health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) should keep in mind the upcoming July 31, 2022 deadline for paying fees that fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes...
Mandatory Arbitration Ban for Sexual-Harassment Claims

Mandatory Arbitration Ban for Sexual-Harassment Claims

Congress has passed a bill that will ban pre-dispute employment arbitration agreements for sexual-harassment and sexual-assault claims. Such arbitration agreements have become quite common. The bill has been sent to the president’s desk for signature. He is expected...
OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard

OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard

On November 4, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published the interim final rule on emergency temporary standard.  The ETS requires businesses with 100 or more employees to mandate their employees get vaccinated against the coronavirus or...
ARPA Paid Leave and COBRA Tax Credits Ends Today

ARPA Paid Leave and COBRA Tax Credits Ends Today

September 30th marks the end of the ARPA COBRA premium subsidy provisions, which required employers to provide “assistance eligible individuals” (AEIs) with a 100% subsidy for premiums otherwise owed for COBRA coverage. Employers are reimbursed for the...
IRS Issues Affordability Percentage Adjustment for 2022

IRS Issues Affordability Percentage Adjustment for 2022

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released Rev. Proc. 2021-36, which contains the inflation adjusted amounts for 2022 used to determine whether employer-sponsored coverage is “affordable” for purposes of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer shared...