The Departments recently issued FAQ 42, which includes implementation guidance on the health coverage aspects of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and
The IRS issued guidance on the tax credits under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. This guidance covers a variety of topics including how to calculate and claim the tax credit, how to
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, California has announced several more developments with respect to health insurance carriers and health maintenance organizations in California.
Considering the current COVID-19 pandemic, many employers are facing the difficult decision of reducing hours or laying off employees. Various issues in benefit programs should be reviewed and
New Jersey Issues Final Earned Sick Leave Law Regulations. On January 6, 2020, the New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development issued regulations regarding the enforcement of New Jersey’s
California has announced that commercial health insurance carriers and health maintenance organizations (HMOs) are immediately required to reduce cost-sharing (including copays, deductibles and
As the new coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread, many employees are wondering whether there is coverage under their medical plan and whether they can take a leave of absence.
Beginning January 1, 2020, all California residents are required to have minimum essential coverage (“MEC”) for every calendar month thereafter. A penalty applies to those residents who fail to
In the spending bill passed into law on December 20, 2019, the employer tax credit for paid family and medical leave was extended for one additional year, through the end of 2020.
The Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and the Treasury recently published a proposed rule that would impose new “transparency in coverage” requirements on group health plans and health