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September 2021: Stay Informed of the Latest HR News

Agencies Plan Changes to Contraceptive Coverage Rules

On Aug. 16, 2021, the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Labor (DOL) and the Treasury (Departments) issued a frequently asked question (FAQ) regarding enforcement of the contraceptive coverage mandate under the Affordable Care Act (...

August 2021: Stay Informed of the Latest HR News

The Impact of Biden's Competition Executive Order on the Healthcare Industry.​​​​​

The American economy is finally recovering after more than a year of stagnation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. President Joe Biden’s administration wants to continue this momentum and further stimulate the economy. To h...

July 2021: Stay Informed of the Latest HR News

Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to the ACA's Individual Mandate​​

On June 17, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual mandate in a 7-2 ruling.

This lawsuit was filed in 2018 by 18 states as a result of ...

June 2021: Stay Informed of the Latest HR News

IRS Issues Guidance on Taxability of DCAP Benefits for 2021 and 2022

On May 10, 2021, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released guidance >> on the taxability of dependent care assistance programs (DCAPs) for 2021 and 2022, clarifying that amounts attributable to previously issued...

May 2021: Stay Informed of the Latest HR News

American Rescue Plan Act Employment-related Provisions

President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) into law on March 11, 2021. The law generally provides financial relief for individuals, state and local governments, schools, businesses and for oth...

April 2021: Stay Informed of the Latest HR News

Temporary COVID-19 Relief for Section 125 Plans

On Feb. 18, 2021, the IRS released Notice 2021-15 to clarify special rules for Section 125 plans, health flexible spending arrangements (FSAs) and dependent care assistance programs (DCAPs).


Special Rules for Health FSAs and DCAPs

The Notice is intended t...

March 2021: Stay Informed of the Latest HR News
CDC Provides Guidance on Elements and Disclosures for Workplace COVID-19 Testing
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued guidance on the elements of consent ...


DOL Increases Civil Penalty Amounts for 2021

The Department of Labor (DOL) has released its 2021 inflation-adjusted civil monetary penalties that may be assessed on employers for violations of a wide range of federal laws, including:


  • The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA);
  • The Employee Retirement income S...



Supporting Employee Financial Well-being in the New Year.

2020 has not only effected the way Americans live on a daily basis, but has also posed significant economic threats that could have a lasting effect on their financial well-being. For purposes of this article, financial well-being refers to th...


Employee Benefits Plan Limits for 2021

Many employee benefits are subject to annual dollar limits that are periodically updated for inflation by the IRS.


The IRS typically announces the dollar limits that will apply for the next calendar year well in advance of t...

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