On April 7, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued FAQs and model notices for the COBRA premium assistance provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act …Continue Reading
The business need – and population health need – of having larger percentages of vaccinated employees in the Senior Living industry is clear. Scott’s Senior Living Practice recently hosted a webinar to provide a comprehensive overview of potential strategies to increase vaccination rates among employees of Senior Living organizations. Featuring speakers with a wide range of expertise, including medical, legal and risk perspectives, the webinar highlighted the need for vaccinated employees due to asymptomatic spread, addressed specific risk factors of the industry’s employee population and provided timely guidance for employers. Continue reading
On Friday of last week, we notified you that certain benefit administration deadline extensions were set to expire on 2/28/21 barring any late breaking regulatory update. Later …Continue Reading
On Monday, December 21, 2020, Congress passed an emergency stimulus package designed to deliver approximately $900 billion in COVID-19-related aid. The bill, which was part of a $1.4 trillion spending package that will keep the government open for the fiscal year, has been sent to President Trump and he is expected to sign it into law.
Notably, the bill provides funding for unemployment benefits, small businesses, direct economic payments to individuals, vaccine distribution and rental assistance. There are also a few highly-anticipated employee benefits items that made it into the legislation at the last minute: Continue reading