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Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA) Updates

We would like to continue to pass along useful information to you as it relates to the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act. The regulations that are coming out continue to evolve at a furious pace. Department of Labor (DOL) Updates First, the Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a few items in the last 72…
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CMS Releases Proposed Rule on Civil Monetary Penalties for Medicare Secondary Payer Reporting Failures

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule and fact sheet on calculating and imposing civil monetary penalties (CMPs) when a group health plan fails to comply with Section 111 Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) reporting …

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Page

In response to the flood of emails and alerts that we all are receiving during this time, we have compiled a list of resources and tools to assist you during this time. IRS & Government Information: Coronavirus Tax Relief Coronavirus Paid Leave and Tax Credits IRS Filing Extensions Q & A State of Michigan Official…
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IRS Extends HSA Contribution Deadline

The Internal Revenue Service published a series of questions and answers relating to the delay of the tax filing deadline from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020 as provided in IRS Notice 2020-18.  With regard to contributions to an HSA, the IRS stated the following: “Contributions may be made to your HSA or Archer…
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Layoff or Temporary Furlough Guidance

Based on the executive order issued by Governor Whitmer on Monday, March 25, 2020 there are specifications and considerations for your Company.  Some of these considerations have already been discussed in the last few weeks and will require the continued implementation of these practices and processes. Please review the following for further consideration: Michigan State Mandated Stay-at-Home As a…
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Family First Coronavirus Response Act

In response to the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), President Trump signed the Family First Coronavirus Response Act (Act) on March 18, 2020. The Act is an economic stimulus plan that affects coverage and cost sharing for COVID-19 testing and provides expanded federal family and medical leave and a new federal paid sick leave law.…
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CMS Releases Updated Premium Assistance under Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Model Notice

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released an updated Premium Assistance Under Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) model notice.

IRS Releases Final ACA Reporting Instructions and Forms for 2019 and Provides Penalty Relief and Deadline Extension

IRS Releases Final ACA Reporting Instructions and Forms for 2019 and Provides Penalty Relief and Deadline Extension

FDA Releases Proposed Rule on the Importation of Certain Drugs from Canada

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a proposed rule on the importation of certain drugs from Canada.

Status of Court Case Challenging ACA Constitutionality

As background, in 2018, 20 states filed a lawsuit asking the U.S. District for the Northern District of Texas (District Court) to strike down the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) entirely.