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Monday, December 20, 2021
The Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has overturned an earlier court ruling that had blocked OSHA’s vaccine mandate Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). The new ruling means that private employers with at least 100 employees will need to implement a mandatory vaccination program unless the U.S. Supreme Court intervenes.
Friday, December 10, 2021
It is close to that time of year again when large employers need to remember to include the cost of health care coverage in employee W-2s. The ACA requires employers to report the “aggregate cost” of certain types of employer provided health coverage on an employee’s W-2.
Thursday, December 9, 2021
The IRS has released the 2021 Forms 1094 and 1095, and proposed regulations that permanently change the deadline for employers to provide copies of the Form 1095 to employees. The proposed rules also eliminate the IRS’s “good faith” penalty relief for reporting errors, making accurate reporting more important than ever.
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Each year, The Joint Commission (TJC) releases their findings on the requirements most frequently identified as “not compliant” during surveys of various accreditation programs. Although fewer surveys were conducted over 2020 due to COVID-19, TJC was able to identify key requirements where healthcare organizations failed to comply with National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs) and accreditation standards.
Thursday, December 2, 2021
Just-in-time inventory management is a strategy employed by many businesses to decrease storage costs with much success. Now with ongoing supply chain disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations are once again looking to increasingly warehouse essential items to provide a buffer.
Monday, November 15, 2021
Direct-to-employer contracting is a healthcare delivery system where an employer and local healthcare provider partner directly for covered services, creating value for all involved parties.
Thursday, November 11, 2021
In Revenue Procedure 2021-45, the IRS sets forth a variety of 2022 adjusted tax limits. Among other things, the notice indicates that employee contribution limits toward health flexible spending arrangements (FSAs) and qualified transportation fringe benefits will increase slightly for 2022.
Friday, November 5, 2021
On November 4, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released its highly anticipated emergency temporary standard (ETS) requiring businesses with at least 100 employees to mandate that their employees get vaccinated against the coronavirus or wear a mask and test for COVID-19 on at least a weekly basis.
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
In response to the increase in cyber attacks, cyber insurance carriers have reacted in several ways, most commonly by requiring companies to implement multi-factor authentication and strict call-back verification procedures to provide cyber coverage. There is a good reason for these requirements – they are extremely effective when implemented correctly.
Monday, November 1, 2021
On September 30, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a set of frequently asked questions (“the FAQ”) addressing common issues and misconceptions related to employee vaccines and HIPAA privacy requirements (“the Privacy Rule”).
Friday, October 22, 2021
Insurance advisors are often asked how much personal excess liability someone should carry, but the answer is not always straightforward. The appropriate coverage limit is a subjective decision based on your unique situation, and there are many factors that each individual and family need to consider.
Thursday, October 21, 2021
As commercial real estate owners continue to invest in new technology to make their buildings smarter, new cybersecurity risks have emerged, making cyber liability insurance an important risk management tool.