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Affordability Percentages Will Decrease for 2022

On Aug. 30, 2021, the IRS issued Revenue Procedure 2021-36 to index the contribution percentages in 2022 for determining affordability of an employer’s plan under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). For plan years beginning in 2022, employer-sponsored coverage will be considered affordable if the employee’s required contribution for self-only coverage does not exceed: 9.61% of

CDC Says Masks Are No Longer Required in Most Settings for Fully Vaccinated Individuals

News Brief CDC Says Masks Are No Longer Required in Most Settings for Fully Vaccinated Individuals The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released new guidance for people who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19. This long-awaited guidance loosens the CDC’s recommendations for fully vaccinated individuals, allowing them to stop wearing a mask in most settings.

IRS Issues Guidance On Taxability of DCAP Benefits for 2021 and 2022

  Transcript: Legal Update IRS Issues Guidance On Taxability of DCAP Benefits for 2021 and 2022. On Mat 10, 2021, the IRS addressed the taxability of dependent care assistance programs (DCAPs) for 2021 and 2022, clarifying that amounts attributable to previously issued carryover and extended grace period relief generally are not taxable. Specifically, if these

Tips For Dealing With Self-Isolation

Transcript: COVID-19 is forcing many people to stay alone in their homes. Here are 6 ways to overcome the stress and anxiety that can come with self-isolation. Refrain from using drugs or alcohol as coping mechanisms. Keep a routine, especially for meals, sleep and exercise. Stay active with in-home exercises or short walks around your

New Dietary Guidelines For Americans Released

Live Well, Work Well Health and wellness tips for your work, home and life—brought to you by the insurance professionals at George Belcher Evans & Wilmer NEW DIETARY GUIDELINES FOR AMERICANS RELEASED The foods and beverages you consume have a significant impact on your health. Diet-related chronic diseases—such as cardiovascular disease, Type 2diabetes, obesity and

Communicating With Employees About COVID – 19 Vaccines

Brought to you by the insurance professionals atGeorge Belcher Evans & Wilmer Communicating With Employees About COVID-19 Vaccines Employee communications related to the pandemic have played a major role in keeping employees safe and healthy while navigating operational changes and challenges. Now, the long-awaited COVID-19 vaccines have become available after the Food and Drug Administration

Stimulus Bill Includes Ban on Surprise Medical Bills

On Dec. 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 into law. The Act includes a $900 billion coronavirus relief package that provides funding for unemployment benefits, direct economic payments to individuals, vaccine distribution and rental assistance. It also includes the No Surprises Act, a ban on surprise medical bills, which takes effect

Safety and Health Program

Developing a Safety and Health Program Professionals in the safety and health industry are concerned with developing what they call a safety culture in the workplace. Basically, this is a pervasive feeling, shared by each employee of an organization, that employees are responsible for their own safety and health and for the safety and health of every

Antidiscrimination Enforcement | GBE&W

Antidiscrimination Enforcement Employers are prohibited from discriminating when hiring or promoting on the basis of national origin or citizenship status. If an investigation reveals that an employer has engaged in unfair immigration-related employment practices under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices may take action. An