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April 7, 2020 – Group Health Plan Dependent Eligibility Audit

April 7, 2020

  Group Health Plan Dependent Eligibility Audit   At the outset, employers should have two main objectives regarding their group health plan’s eligibility provisions: (1) drafting clear plans and policies to reflect their intended eligibility rules, and (2) administering and monitoring these eligibility provisions consistently.  In order to achieve the second objective, an employer may …

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March 27, 2020 – DOL Issues Additional FFCRA Resources

March 27, 2020

  Department of Labor Issues Additional Families First Coronavirus Response Act Resources   Employers impacted by COVID-19 have a variety of questions regarding the Act’s effect on their business and employees.  While there are still many questions left unanswered, the Department of Labor (DOL) is continuing to release guidance and resources often to help employers. …

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March 6, 2020 Coronavirus in the Workplace Bulletin

March 9, 2020

  Coronavirus in the Workplace According to the CDC, Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in humans and many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can infect people and then spread between people, such as with MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV. The virus that causes COVID-19 …

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California Enacts New FSA Notification Requirement

November 18, 2019

  California recently enacted a new law, AB 1554, which imposes a notice requirement on employers who have California employees that participate in a health care flexible spending account (FSA), a dependent care FSA, or an adoption assistance FSA.   This new law is effective January 1, 2020.   Claim Submission Deadline Requirement Whether or …

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Human Resources Bulletin – October 2019

October 15, 2019

Final Wage & Hour Rules The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a final rule increasing the salary threshold for employees to qualify for the “white-collar” exemptions from overtime pay.  This new rule is expected to make 1.3 million more workers eligible to collect pay of one and one-half time their regular rate of pay …

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San Antonio Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

July 19, 2019

  San Antonio Paid Sick Leave Ordinance   07/19/19 – The City of San Antonio “Paid Sick Leave Ordinance” (pdf) is set to go into effect on August 1, 2019. This ordinance covers all private employers with six or more employees who perform, minimum, 80 hours of work within the city limits.   For small employers …

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Benefits Brief June 2019: Departments Release Final Rules Expanding Availability of HRAs

June 26, 2019

  Acrisure June Benefits Brief: Departments Release Final Rules Expanding Availability of HRAs   6/26/19 – On June 13, 2019, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury (the Departments) released final rules that significantly expand the availability and versatility of health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) for employers. This final rule is the …

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Exiting a PEO: A Checklist of Considerations

May 16, 2019

Exiting a PEO: A Checklist of Considerations   05/16/19 – Many small to mid-size companies look for solutions to outsource certain aspects of their businesses due to a multitude of financial and staffing related concerns. To meet this outsourcing need, professional employer organizations (PEOs) provide their clients with an entire workforce or human resources management …

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