Straight-From-the-Source-Blog-Header.png

Straight From The Source Blog by Higginbotham Insurance


EEOC Extends EEO-1 Deadline for 2019 and 2020 Data to Aug. 23

July 15 , 2021

Compliance-Update-Blog.png 

Read More

Tags: Compliance


July HR News Worth Review

July 01 , 2021

 HR-News-Blog

PCORI Fees due by August 2

PCORI fees are normally due by July 31, but with that date falling on a Saturday this year, the fees will not be due until August 2. Employers with self-funded health plans and those with health savings accounts (HRAs) are generally responsible for filing and paying the fee. Employers with fully-insured health plans are generally not responsible for the filing or paying unless they also sponsor an HRA.

Read More

Tags: Compliance


Supreme Court Rejects ACA Challenge

June 17 , 2021

Compliance-Update-Blog.png 

Read More

Tags: Compliance


June HR News Worth Review

June 02 , 2021

 HR-News-Blog

EEOC Issues New FAQs on COVID-19 Vaccine Programs & Incentives

On May 28, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) added new answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) to its existing guidance on how employers should comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) while also observing all applicable emergency workplace safety guidelines during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The agency also updated five of the FAQs from the existing guidance.

Read More

Tags: Compliance


IRS Issues COBRA FAQs, Watch Our Webinar Recording

May 28 , 2021

Compliance-Update-Blog.png 

On May 18, 2021, the IRS issued Notice 2021-31, a guidance document on the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) subsidy for continuation health coverage under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA). 

Read More

Tags: Compliance


May HR News Worth Review

May 07 , 2021

 HR-News-Blog

Maximum Out-of-Pocket Amounts Released for 2022, ACA Penalties Proposed

On May 5, 2021, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a second Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters (NBPP) for 2022 that finalized the remainder of the standards included in the proposed notice issued at the end of 2020. The first final 2022 NBPP was published Jan. 19, 2021.

Read More

Tags: Compliance


How to write a strategic human resources plan

April 15 , 2021

HR strategy

Success in business doesn’t just happen. It’s the result of hard work and careful planning. To achieve your business goals, your company needs a strong corporate strategy. It also needs a strategic human resource management plan.

Read More

Tags: Compliance, Employee Benefits


April HR News Worth Review

April 01 , 2021

 HR-News-Blog

States Update Employee Leave Requirements for Coronavirus

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, states have passed new laws and issued new regulations and guidance about employee leave taken for COVID-19 reasons. These provisions are in addition to the federal Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act, passed on March 18 as part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), and it’s continued (voluntary) extension through September 2021. In general, employee leave permitted under new state COVID-19 rules and guidance varies with respect to factors like which employers and employees are covered by the leave, the length and purpose of the leave, whether the leave is compensated and at what rate, and whether the leave is provided under a new law or rule or covered under an existing provision.

Read More

Tags: Compliance


FMLA guidelines for employers

March 25 , 2021

FMLA

The Family and Medical Leave Act, or FMLA, gives eligible employees the legally protected right to take time off from work for certain family and medical reasons. This is a federal law that covered employers in the United States must comply with.

Read More

Tags: Compliance


COBRA Subsidy Provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act

March 18 , 2021

Compliance-Update-Blog.png 

Read More

Tags: Compliance


SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTERS

Follow us on Twitter