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FFCRA Paid Leave Requirement Expired Dec. 31

Jan. 4, 2021 – Mandated FFCRA leave expired Dec. 31, 2020.

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EEOC Addresses Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations & the ADA

Dec. 16, 2020 – The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued additional answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about how employers should comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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PCORI Fee Amount Adjusted for 2021

Dec. 10, 2020 – The Affordable Care Act (ACA) imposes a fee on health insurance issuers and self-insured plan sponsors in order to fund comparative effectiveness research.

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CDC Announces Shorter Guidelines After a COVID-19 Exposure

Dec. 4, 2020 – During a recent media briefing, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced an update to quarantine guidelines, offering options for shorter quarantine periods.

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McAlpin Agency of Columbia Heights Joins North Risk Partners

Effective Nov. 1, McAlpin Insurance Agency of Columbia Heights, Minn. joined North Risk Partners, one of the largest independent insurance broker and risk advisory firms…

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Health FSA Limit Will Remain the Same for 2021

Nov. 4, 2020 – The IRS released Revenue Procedure 2020-45, which announced the 2021 FSA health dollar limit.

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Employer Voting Leave Obligations

Oct. 30, 2020 – With Election Day drawing near, employers should be prepared to handle requests from employees for time off from work to vote.

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Final Forms and Instructions for 2020 ACA Reporting Released

Oct. 29, 2020 – The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released final 2020 forms and instructions for reporting under Internal Revenue Code (Code) Sections 6055 and 6056.

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DOL Updates Q&As on Employee Leave Under the FFCRA

Oct. 9, 2020 – the DOL made revisions to FFCRA regulations, undertaken in response to a federal court decision that invalidated part of the original regulations.

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IRS Provides Transition Relief for 2020 ACA Reporting

On Oct. 2, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2020-76.

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TPS Insurance of Owatonna Joins North Risk Partners

Sept. 25, 2020 – In July TPS Insurance Agency in Owatonna, Minn., joined North Risk Partners. All seven members of TPS’ team will continue to…

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Fiedler Insurance in Sioux Falls Joins North Risk Partners

Sept. 24, 2020 – Employee benefits agency Fiedler Insurance in Sioux Falls, S.D., has joined North Risk Partners. The new partnership, effective July, expands North…

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