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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

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

Corporate Synergies' Compliance Department experts

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

5 Likely Impacts of the Biden Administration on Benefits

Dan Kuperstein and Dorothy Summers

Impacts of the Biden Administration on benefits as a new term dawns | Corporate Synergies

Our compliance experts review the possible impacts of the Biden administration on benefits that they’re watching. As the U.S. presidency transitions to a new administration, we’ve identified 5 likely impacts of the Biden administration on benefits programs: The Affordable Care … Read More

Top 3 COVID-19 Benefits Compliance Considerations

Dan Kuperstein

HR executive tracking deadlines and top COVID-19 benefits compliance considerations | Corporate Synergies

The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced waves of new regulation. Make sure you – and your employees – understand these top COVID-19 benefits compliance considerations. The complex patchwork of federal, state and local regulation for employee benefits and workplace safety during … Read More