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Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Now that COVID vaccinations are readily available to all but young children, more employers are looking to encourage, and in some cases mandate, employees and their family members to get vaccinated. There is certainly flexibility for employers to do so, but employers need to be aware of certain compliance requirements that may apply depending upon what type of policy the employer implements.
Thursday, August 12, 2021
Commercial crime or business crime insurance is an essential coverage to have, as it provides protection for losses due to fraud, embezzlement, theft, forgery, or any other business crime.
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
This is a question many insureds are pondering as they are running into seemingly brick walls at their renewals. After battling hard markets in other lines of insurance over the past few years, most policyholders have not seen cyber premiums increase significantly until recently.
Friday, July 30, 2021
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued new COBRA subsidy guidance in Notice 2021-46 (the Notice) which supplements guidance released earlier in Notice 2021-31. The new Notice principally addresses issues related to the process plan sponsors use to recover lost COBRA premium payments through a payroll tax credit. Overview Employers and plan sponsors will recover Read More »
Friday, July 30, 2021
It is already time to think about the distribution of the expiration notice for the COBRA subsidy as required by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP). This notice has also been referred to as a termination notice.
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
This article focuses on offering your employees identity theft protection as a benefit, but I would be remiss not to mention that you should have cyber liability coverage in place to protect your organization.
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Form 941, the employer’s quarterly federal tax return, has been updated to allow employers to claim a credit for any COBRA subsidies provided to assistance eligible individuals in accordance with §9501 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP).
Monday, July 12, 2021
On July 1, 2021, The Office of Personnel Management (OPM), along with the departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Labor (DOL), and Treasury released “Part 1” of regulations implementing the No Surprises Act.
Thursday, July 1, 2021
Student loan repayment programs are a valuable tool for recruitment and retention for employers looking for talent. American Student Assistance (ASA) found that 86% of employees would be willing to commit five years of their career to a company that helps them pay down their student debt.
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Parker, Smith & Feek Account Executive Chris Corry provides an overview of the insurance decisions made during the latest legislative session in the Puget Sound Business Journal
Thursday, June 17, 2021
The Covid-19 pandemic dramatically increased usage of virtual care over the last year, and the trend is only increasing as a return to normalcy is on the horizon.