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Employers may Implement COVID-19 Vaccine Premium Incentives

Dan Kuperstein

Employers can implement vaccine premium incentives to encourage employees to get vaccinated | Corporate Synergies

Employers and plan sponsors considering a COVID-19 vaccine premium incentive should examine the potential risks, cost savings and administrative hurdles. On October 4, the U.S. Departments of Labor, Treasury and Health and Human Services issued FAQ guidance confirming the permissibility … Read More

Agencies Delay Transparency Rules for Healthcare Pricing

Dan Kuperstein

The now delayed transparency rules intended to help clarify healthcare pricing for consumers. | Corporate Synergies

These delayed transparency rules will give employers and insurers more time to prepare, and some rules are pending further regulations. On August 20, 2021, the U.S Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and Treasury (the “Agencies”) announced a … Read More

Latest COBRA Subsidy Guidance May Prompt Filing Amendments

Dan Kuperstein

The new COBRA subsidy guidance may have employers and plan sponsors amending forms. | Corporate Synergies

Employers and plans sponsors have already spent several months reviewing and implementing these rules. See what the latest COBRA subsidy guidance changes. The IRS recently issued guidance clarifying the rules for how employers can claim the tax credit for the … Read More

Our Take: Vaccination Mandates are Reverberating through Employers

Corporate Synergies

Employee vaccination mandates come down from Pennsylvania Ave, Silicon Valley and more. | Corporate Synergies

Momentum for employer vaccination mandates is increasing. The federal government and Silicon Valley companies are among the latest to act. Some of the largest public and private employers, including the federal government, the nation’s largest employer, have announced upcoming requirements … Read More

Clarifying 4 Common 2021 COBRA Subsidy Questions

Dan Kuperstein

We can help you navigate the confusing maze of 2021 COBRA subsidy questions. | Corporate Synergies

Who qualifies? What’s considered “involuntary termination”? The 2021 COBRA subsidy rules gave employers a lot to manage—and plenty of questions. Despite additional guidance from the IRS, COBRA subsidy compliance continues to be an area of stress and concern for many … Read More

Corporate Synergies releases The Current Insurance Journal 2021

Corporate Synergies

The award-winning The Current Insurance Journal featuring top industry thought leadership is now available. | Corporate Synergies

Camden, New Jersey, June 1, 2021— National employee benefits broker Corporate Synergies has released The Current Insurance Journal 2021, an annual publication featuring over 25 selections of benefits journalism from their experts. In its ninth edition, The Current offers powerful business … Read More

Corporate Synergies Announces EB RISE II HR and Finance Conference

Corporate Synergies

EB RISE II: HR and Finance Conference will be held on June 8 | Corporate Synergies

Camden, New Jersey, May 4, 2021—Corporate Synergies is announcing its annual HR and Finance conference, EB RISE II on June 8, 2021. The full-day event features subject matter experts sharing their health & welfare benefits and related cost-containment knowledge through … Read More

Model COBRA Notices, FAQs Help Employers with ARPA Requirements

Dan Kuperstein

New model COBRA notices help employers notify eligible individuals according to recent legislation | Corporate Synergies

Meeting the new COBRA notice requirements could be an administrative headache. New FAQs and model notices will help The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently provided employers some support in meeting the new COBRA premium assistance provisions of the American … Read More

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

Corporate Synergies' Compliance Department experts

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