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IRS Increases “Carryover” Limit for Health FSAs

Jun 19, 2020 - by

To read this Alert in PDF format, click here. If you offer a Health Flexible Spending Account (“Health FSA”) to your employees, you are probably already familiar with the rules that apply, including the following: Participants must make an election during open enrollment as to how much, if anything, they […]

DOL Issues Regulations for New Paid Leave Law

Apr 2, 2020 - by

When a new law is enacted, it normally takes months and sometimes years before regulations are issued.  But that is not the case with the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Act”). On April 1, scarcely two weeks after the Act was enacted, and on the very day the Act […]

There’s No Place Like Home?

Mar 28, 2020 - by

KANSAS ESTABLISHES “STAY HOME” ORDER – EFFECTIVE MARCH 30, 2020 On March 28, 2020, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly issued Executive Order No. 20-16 to be effective March 30, 2020.  The order notes that several Kansas counties have already issued differing “stay home” orders and seeks to “create uniformity in the […]

DOL Issues Guidance on New Paid Leave Laws

Mar 26, 2020 - by

We are still waiting on regulations from the Department of Labor (“DOL”) for the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Act”), which requires most employers to provide paid leave due to COVID-19 issues. However, over the past few days, the DOL has issued several important pieces of guidance that you […]

More Employee Benefit Coronavirus Issues to Address

Mar 23, 2020 - by

With more and more employers having to cut employee hours or furlough employees in one form or another due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, it is vitally important that employers review the terms of their employee welfare benefit plans.  This is true for group health plans and non-group health plans […]

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