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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.
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Unless your job is directly related to procuring, underwriting, or brokering insurance, it’s very likely that commercial insurance is something of a mystery. Within the industry, it’s widely accepted that marine insurance is among the oldest, if not the oldest, forms of insurance dating back to the Middle Ages.
Friday, October 1, 2021
Friday, October 1st, is the first day that Washington employees can apply to opt out of the state’s new long-term care (LTC) plan.
Monday, September 27, 2021
Intrapreneurs are the leaders within an organization who think outside the box and know how to get things done – behaving much like entrepreneurs. As a business owner, how can you encourage a culture of intrapreneurship and empower these individuals to bring their ideas to the table in your organization?
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
I was recently asked to write a retrospective article looking back at my 36+ years in this industry and comment on all that has changed. That sent me down a rabbit hole thinking about all that has changed in that time and the many crazy twists and turns along the way.
Thursday, September 16, 2021
On September 9, 2021, an Executive Order from President Joe Biden was issued, requiring all US employers with 100 or more employees to require COVID-19 vaccinations or a weekly negative test result before coming to work. This is all available in the Path Out of the Pandemic, the White House’s COVID-19 Action Plan.
Monday, September 13, 2021
Employers with group health plans that provide prescription drug coverage to individuals who are eligible for Medicare Part D must comply with certain disclosure requirements.