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COVID-19 Employer Useful Facts and Links

March 26th, 2020

We wanted to create a post to point you in the right direction as an employer searching for answers around COVID-19 and what if means for you. Below are links to various posts on important sites to assist in understanding what our next steps are. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MS has expanded its […]

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DOL Has Posted the FFCRA Employee Notice

March 26th, 2020

As anticipated, earlier today the U.S. Department of Labor posted its model employee notices for FFCRA rights. A copy of the model notice is attached. Only employers subject to FFCRA must post the notice. Although the general rule is that this notice should be posted with your other workplace notices (such as FMLA), DOL acknowledges […]

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Protected: COVID-19 UPDATE: THE DEFENSE PRODUCTION ACT — YOUR RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS

March 25th, 2020

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Protected: COVID-19 & FFCRA UPDATE: IMPACT ON EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

March 25th, 2020

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MDES Supporting Workers Impacted by COVID-19

March 23rd, 2020

The MDES had a press release Monday March 23rd, 2020. It’s intent is to provide relief from any workers impacted by COVID-19. The press release below goes through who is eligible and how to file. __________________________________________________________________________ Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) announced today that Mississippi workers who are not able to work due to […]

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FFCRA Payroll Tax Credit — Easing the Burden for Employers

March 23rd, 2020

On Friday, March 20, the U.S. Treasury, IRS, and U.S. Department of Labor announced their plans for making the paid leave provisions in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) less burdensome for small businesses. Key points include: * To take immediate advantage of the paid leave credits, businesses can retain and access funds that […]

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Looking to Telemedicine During Covid-19 Crisis

March 23rd, 2020

I hope today finds you and your team healthy and persevering. This new climate provides many challenges to you as a business and as an individual. It has also provided us with many challenges on how we can best serve you. A term we have never really used until recently, and it seems we have […]

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New Rule Eases Formation of Association Health Plans

July 5th, 2018

Rule Permits Associations Based on Industry or Geography The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a new rule that allows employers to join together as a single group to offer group health insurance coverage to employees, working owners (including those without other employees), and their spouses and dependents as part of an “association health […]

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2019 ‘Pay or Play’ Affordability Percentage Set at 9.86%

May 25th, 2018

Percentage Up from 2018 Under the employer shared responsibility (“pay or play”) provisions of the Affordable Care Act, applicable large employers—generally those who had 50 or more full-time employees (including full-time equivalent employees)—may be subject to a penalty if they do not offer affordable coverage that provides minimum value to their full-time employees and their […]

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Cuts to Take Effect Immediately

August 17th, 2017

The Trump administration announced yesterday that it will no longer make cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments to insurance companies under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). According to a statement issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the agency’s decision to discontinue these payments immediately follows a legal review by HHS, the Department […]

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