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Memorial Day Message 2020

To Our Friends and Fellow Americans,  The exact date, name, and location of the original Memorial Day observance has been debated for more than 150 years. Memorial Day’s many changes were resolved by the passage of the Uniform Monday Holiday Act which mandated in 1971, Memorial Day would occur on the last Monday in May.   www.history.com/topics/holidays/memorial-day-history    Wednesday, May …

changes to section 125 cafeteria plans

The IRS has just released two new sets of rules impacting Section 125 Cafeteria Plans.  Notice 2020-33 provides permanent rule changes and  Notice 2020-29 provides temporary rule changes. The relief provided under each notice is totally optional for employers. Employers who choose to take advantage of any of the offered plan options will be required to notify all …

Key provisions of the CARES Act for employee benefits

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act. It delivers $2 trillion in fiscal stimulus to the economy including preferred loans to small businesses, capital for distressed industries, direct cash payments to many Americans, unemployment insurance enhancements, as well as various provisions affecting employee …

March 26, 2020

In Georgia, the 72-hour telehealth prescribing limit has been removed at this time by emergency declaration. This change will remain in place until the governor suspends the emergency declaration. Telehealth providers are aware of this change and are now prescribing in Georgia in a manner that is consistent with clinical quality and antibiotic stewardship protocols. …

Employers Respond to the Coronavirus

The Benefit Company is eager to share with you helpful tools for addressing employer concerns regarding the coronavirus (“coronavirus disease 2019” or “COVID-19”). In addition to suggesting the limitation of international travel, the CDC has provided a list of steps businesses can take that may prevent workplace exposures to acute respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19. HR leaders …