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July 2020 Compliance Recap

July was a busy month in the employee benefits world. The U.S. Supreme Court (Supreme Court) upheld the religious exemption and moral exemption final rules to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) contraceptive mandate. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released the indexed 2021 ACA affordability percentage. The President signed a law extending the … Continued

The CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program Amendments

In response to the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) into law on March 27, 2020. The CARES Act is the third phase in Congress’ response to COVID-19 following the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020 and the Families … 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

Wellbeing After Quarantine featuring Cassie Sobelton of SynBella

  Watch this informative podcast, featuring Cassie Sobelton of SynBella, where she discusses the transition of going back to work that many of us will shortly face and what we can do to optimize our wellbeing during the transition to our “new normal.” OVERVIEW Returning to work after a long period of quarantine (and for … Continued

FAQs & Clarification to the Paycheck Protection Program CARES Act

The Department of the Treasury (Treasury) and the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) established under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The PPP provides small employers with an incentive to keep workers on their payroll during the COVID-19 crisis. Under the … Continued

DOL Temporary Regulations for FFCRA

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued temporary regulations under  the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The FFCRA created new employer requirements to provide paid sick leave and partially compensated,  expanded FMLA leave for reasons related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The regulations include important clarifications to the law and earlier DOL guidance on … Continued

The Look-back Measurement Method and COVID-19

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires applicable large employers (ALEs) to offer affordable, minimum value health coverage to their full-time employees or possibly pay a penalty. This employer mandate is also known as the “employer shared responsibility” or “pay or play” rules. ALEs can use one of two methods to determine whether employees are full … Continued

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act Paycheck Protection Program

In response to the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) into law on March 27, 2020. The CARES Act is the third phase in Congress’ response to COVID-19 following the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020 and the Families … Continued