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Thursday, 04 March 2021 10:47

How ARPA Impacts Employers

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The American Rescue Plan Act, or ARPA, was signed by President Biden on March 11, 2021. The Act allowed for various extensions related to the FFCRA’s Paid Leave and FMLA provisions, relief for Health FSAs and Dependent Care Accounts, enhanced Premium Tax Credits for Marketplace coverage, and a 100% premium subsidy for COBRA coverage for Assistance Eligible Individuals (AEIs) for the period of April 1 through September 30, 2021. What does all of this mean for employers?

Wednesday, 17 February 2021 10:17

Which Vaccination Phase Are Your Employees In?

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As of February 14th, 37.5 million Americans and 630,000 Coloradans have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Now that vaccination is available, we’ve been getting more questions about when a plan member can get it and how they go about doing so. What’s the best way to determine when and where they’ll be able to receive the vaccine? 

Wednesday, 10 February 2021 10:41

Have you Benchmarked Your Benefits Lately?

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The Employers Council conducts an annual Health, Welfare and Retirement Plans Survey in Colorado, and the results provide valuable insights into benefit and plan trends. We’ve culled through the recent data from 2020 to bring you the latest trends emerging in the Denver/Boulder area.

Wednesday, 03 February 2021 10:59

EEOC Proposed Wellness Rules

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With everything going on related to COVID, it might be easy to miss that the EEOC recently issued new proposed wellness program rules after a long period of silence regarding wellness incentives and how to handle the concerns of the ADA and GINA. However, these proposed changes are important to note for any company that has an employer-sponsored wellness program, because if finalized in their current form they may restrict the level of incentives you can use in certain circumstances.

Thursday, 28 January 2021 09:02

2021 HR Compliance Guide

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The New Year brings several HR changes that impact employers of all sizes. We’re providing you with a 2021 HR Compliance Checklist, brought to you by our partner and HR Consultant extraordinaire, Solvere HR Consulting. This helpful guide includes several federal and state employment law changes you need to be aware of. 

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