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Group Health Plans Must Pay for Over-the-Counter At-Home COVID-19 Tests: What Employers Need to Know

Health plans must cover the cost of at-home COVID-19 tests. As an employer, there are a few things you need to know about this new rule….
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Posted in Benefits, COVID-19
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How COVID-19 Impacts Businesses Today & Tomorrow: Remaining Aid & Lasting Policy Changes

Now that it’s been a full year since the pandemic began, which aid programs are still relevant to your business?…
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Posted in COVID-19
American Rescue Plan: What Employers Need to Know
The American Rescue Plan Act: What Employers Need to Know about the New Stimulus Bill

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the latest stimulus bill into law. The American Rescue Plan Act is worth roughly $1.9 trillion, making it the largest COVID-19-related stimulus so far. This bill provides much-needed aid for individuals and businesses alike. …
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Posted in Compliance, COVID-19
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PPP Loan Extension & More Forgivable Expenses

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (CAA) extends the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and expands the list of forgivable expenses. In this post, we outline what you need to know about this new provision….
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Posted in Compliance, COVID-19
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The CAA: How PPP Loans Impact Taxes

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (CAA) clarifies the taxability of forgiven Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan funds. In this post, we outline what you need to know about this new provision….
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Posted in Compliance, COVID-19
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The CAA: Simplified PPP Loan Forgiveness

If you’re among the 87% of businesses that received a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan of $150,000 or less, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (CAA) provides some good news to ease any forgiveness-related worries. …
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Posted in Compliance, COVID-19
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The CAA: Second Draw PPP Loans

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (CAA) allocates about $285 billion in additional Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan funds. It also makes changes to the existing program regarding eligibility, loan use, and more….
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What Employers Need to Know about the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (CAA)
The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (CAA): What Employers Need to Know

On December 27, 2020, President Trump signed another coronavirus stimulus bill. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (CAA) provides $900 billion in aid and extends many of the provisions introduced under the CARES Act. …
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Posted in Compliance, COVID-19
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Virtual Employee Onboarding Programs: Common Mistakes to Avoid

Key Points about onboarding remote employees during the COVID-19 pandemic:  With remote work as the new normal, almost every process, including onboarding, is conducted virtually. While the goals of onboarding haven’t changed, the virtual setup presents new challenges for employers and employees alike.  Avoid common onboarding and remote work mistakes to effectively welcome your new…
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How to Manage COVID-19 Health & Safety Concerns

When returning to work, your employees may express health and safety concerns. This blog outlines expert opinions and current best practices to help you manage safety complaints in the workplace. …
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