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Friday, June 26, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our lives and organizations, and is evolving quickly each and every day.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
The CDC defines social determinants of health (SDOH) as the “conditions in the places where people, live, learn, work, and play [that] affect a wide range of health risks and outcomes.”
Monday, June 22, 2020
In the last couple weeks, the government agencies (the EEOC, IRS, DOL and HHS) have held public meetings, released proposed and final rules, and updated forms and fees affecting employee benefit offerings.
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Now that shelter-in-place orders are beginning to ease, we can reflect on how virtual care and emergency departments have changed. Parker, Smith & Feek Vice President Sally Borte shares the effects of COVID-19 on healthcare consumption in Portland Business Journal.
Friday, June 12, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our lives and organizations, and is evolving quickly each and every day. Parker, Smith & Feek is dedicated to keeping you informed on the latest information.
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
In Notice 2020-44, the IRS provided the adjusted PCORI fees for plan years ending in October 2019 through September 2020. The guidance does not provide for an extension of the July 31st deadline to report and pay the PCORI fee, but there is a bit of relief provided for certain plans in the method used to count covered lives.
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Employers who sponsored self-funded medical plans ending sometime during 2019 are required to report and pay the ACA Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fees no later than July 31, 2020.
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
The property insurance marketplace as a whole is currently in the midst of transition.
Monday, June 1, 2020
As of May 26, OSHA has once again implemented a different set of guidelines for recording COVID-19 cases on OSHA 300 injury and illness logs.
Thursday, May 28, 2020
How and when we are reopening our economy has been on the minds of business owners across Washington state. Businesses have been instrumental in helping slow the spread of COVID-19, and will be essential in repairing the economy.
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
The IRS released the 2021 health savings account (HSA) annual contribution limits and high deductible health plan (HDHP) requirements…
Friday, May 22, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our lives and organizations, and is evolving quickly each and every day. Parker, Smith & Feek is dedicated to keeping you informed on the latest information. Employee Benefits Annual Benefits Webinar Although we can’t connect in person, Parker, Smith & Feek thought it was more important than ever to […]