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PCORI Fee Amount Adjusted for 2020

PCORI Fee Amount Adjusted for 2020 The Affordable Care Act (ACA) imposes a fee on health insurance issuers and self-insured plan sponsors in order to fund comparative effectiveness research. These fees are widely known as Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fees, and were originally scheduled to expire for plan or policy years ending on or … Continued

Decoding the New Michigan No-Fault Auto Insurance Reform Law

The Impact on Consumers and Their Health Coverage.   Effective July 1, 2020, the new Michigan no-fault auto insurance reform law goes into effect, and for the first time, MI drivers will be able to select the appropriate amount of Personal Injury Protection (PIP) medical coverage they want when purchasing auto insurance. This means that … Continued

Congress Passes Bill Amending Paycheck Protection Program

Since being established as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act in March 2020, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has been the subject of additional stimulus bills, legal guidance and interim final rules. In the latest development, Congress passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020, which is a bill that … Continued

Internal Revenue Service Notice 2020-35

On March 13, 2020, the President of the United States issued an emergency declaration under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act in response to the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic (Emergency Declaration). The Emergency Declaration instructed the Secretary of the Treasury “to provide relief from tax deadlines to Americans who … Continued

IRS Extension of Tax Filing and Payment Deadlines

On March 13, 2020, the President of the United States issued an emergency declaration under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act in response to the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Section 7508A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (Code), as amended, provides the Secretary of the Treasury with the … Continued

Vaping in the Workplace

The health of our businesses during these uncertain times may be called “sickly” but the health of your employees and your bottom line doesn’t have to be. While we know cigarettes are a danger to your health, we are just now learning the risks associated with vaping.  This trendy new method of nicotine delivery may … Continued

SBA Releases PPP Loan Forgiveness Application and Instructions

The SBA released an Application for a Borrower to receive forgiveness under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) (SBA Form 3508). The Borrower must complete this application as directed in the instructions, and submit it to the Lender (or the Lender that is servicing your loan). Borrowers may also complete this application electronically through their Lender. … Continued

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Bulletin on Extension of Timeframes

On March 13, 2020, President Trump issued the Proclamation on Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak and by separate letter made a determination, under Section 501(b) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, that a national emergency exists nationwide beginning March 1, 2020, as the result … Continued

Tools for the Remote Workplace | MI Employee Benefits Team

The traditional workplace of physical offices and desks has changed. The new normal we are all experiencing is the remote workplace. While some are adjusting to this change without any growing pains, some may find it difficult to transition. Follow these tips to help manage your time in this new space. SET UP A PHYSICAL … Continued