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When the COVID-19 virus made its way to the US and started spreading at an alarming rate, its safe to say most employers were unprepared or unequipped to handle...
On May 1st, 2020 the Department of Labor issued a news release pertaining to the revised COBRA model notices that were recently updated on the DOL website.
On April 29, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor along with the Department of Treasury and the IRS issued a joint final rule extending specific deadlines affecting group health plans....
As the current COVID pandemic lockdown continues to affect not only our everyday lives, but US businesses, many employers are faced with the tough decisions regarding temporary or permanent layoffs....
April 8, 2020
As everyone is well aware, the current COVID-19 pandemic has caused a tremendous amount of chaos and uncertainly both in business and in our everyday lives.
Within the past couple years COBRA related lawsuits and settlements have increased exponentially in US District Courts, most notably in New York and Florida.
These days the term “Employee Benefits” has taken on a whole new meaning. It wasn’t that long ago when most employer’s benefits package consisted of only health insurance and a retirement savings accounts, such as an 401(k) or an IRA.
If history has taught us anything about global economics, its that financial trends are often repeated. Every so often the US will experience an economic downturn, or as it’s better known, a recession.
As part of the Affordable Care Act that was passed into law in 2010, employers are required to provide all their new hires with a written notice about the ACA's health insurance exchanges – also referred to as the marketplace.
As 2019 nears its end and the beginning of a new decade is about to be ushered in, there are a number of HR and compliance issues that employers need to aware of and plan for.