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CMS Explains COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Cost Sharing and Coverage

Corporate Synergies' Compliance Department experts

COVID-19 Testing & Immunization Must be Offered without Vaccine Cost Sharing | Corporate Synergies

Guidance clarifies insurers’ obligations regarding testing and vaccine cost sharing. As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout expands and testing remains essential, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid’s (CMS) recent guidance goes even further to eliminate cost-related roadblocks. The guidance applies to … Read More

American Rescue Plan Act Requirements Include Updated COBRA Notices

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The signed American Rescue Plan Act Requirements Intend to Stop the Economic Slide | Corporate Synergies

Along with much-needed relief, employers should note COBRA changes and necessary notices in the American Rescue Plan Act requirements. The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, signed by President Joe Biden on March 11, 2021, includes much-needed relief … Read More

DOL Issues Guidance on “Outbreak Period” Extension Rules

Corporate Synergies' Compliance Department experts

DOL: Outbreak Period Extension Timer Affords Each Individual their own One-Year Pause Period | Corporate Synergies

New Outbreak Period extension guidance clarifies that the one-year pause on certain compliance deadlines is to be assessed individually. On February 26, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (DOL) issued guidance clarifying the “Outbreak Period” extension … Read More

IRS Guidance Clarifies FSA Rules

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Compliance Experts Review the IRS’ recent guidance clarifying FSA rules | Corporate Synergies

IRS releases FSA rules guidance to clarify provisions in last year’s Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. Since the passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA) in December 2020, employers and administrators have been working to interpret the new flexible spending … Read More

October 1 has come and gone. What now?

Corporate Synergies' Compliance Department experts

Corporate Synergies explores what the opening of public healthcare marketplaces means for most of us.

Confusion and concern over healthcare reform

Corporate Synergies' Compliance Department experts

Employers cannot simply look the other way. They must take PPACA seriously and be proactive. Proper planning is required now

DOL audits: What you need to know

Corporate Synergies' Compliance Department experts

The DOL is now auditing group health and welfare benefits plans. Are you ready?

How PPACA changes the way you do business

Corporate Synergies' Compliance Department experts

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Corporate Synergies discusses three areas of the PPACA will affect employers financially and operationally.