March 25, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Regulatory Resources for Employee Benefit Plans

The past week has brought an onslaught of changes for the world, including changes in U.S. federal legislation to address the COVID-19 pandemic. ComplianceDashboard has compiled a list of resources we feel may aid your everyday. The resources provide access to the following: COVID-19 information for advisers and employers. A summary of the Families First… Continue Reading

March 24, 2020

Families First Coronavirus Response Act, Impact on Employers

In response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the Act or FFCRA) was passed by Congress and signed into law on March 18, 2020. This blog discusses the expansion of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), emergency paid sick leave, tax relief, and mandated coverage provisions of the Act…. Continue Reading

March 16, 2020

Medical Practice Settles $100,000 for Potential HIPAA Breach

To settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Steven A. Porter, M.D., P.C., (the Practice) has agreed to pay $100,000 to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In addition to the $100,000 settlement, the Practice has entered into a two-year… Continue Reading

March 12, 2020

IRS Permits COVID-19 Testing & Treatment with Low-to-No Deductible to Support Public Health

To promote access to testing & treatment for public health & safety, and to alleviate worry for those covered by High Deductible Health Plans (“HDHPs”) who may not yet have met minimum deductible amounts, the IRS will permit HDHPs to cover testing for, and treatment of, COVID-19 at low-to-no cost. Typically, under Section 223(c)1 of… Continue Reading

March 10, 2020

ACA Challenge Will Be Heard by SCOTUS in 2020

To mark the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”)’s 10 year-anniversary, the Supreme Court of the United States (the “Supreme Court” or “SCOTUS”) has agreed to hear the case challenging its constitutionality. Back in December 2019, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (“Fifth Circuit”) found the ACA’s individual mandate unconstitutional (check out our… Continue Reading

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