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April 1, 2022

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[Guidance Overview]

With U.S. Troops Heading to Europe, Employers Should Revisit Military Leave Policies

"The primary federal laws related to military leave are the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). While different, both protected leaves apply not only to actual military members, but also to family members who are affected by the employee's military leave."  MORE >>


[Guidance Overview]

Upcoming Deadline icon San Francisco's Annual Health Care Expenditure Report Due May 2

"Employers with San Francisco employees must submit annual Health Care Security Ordinance (HCSO) reports on their 2021 HCSO compliance by May 2, 2022. The annual reporting requirement is back after being waived for the 2019 and 2020 reporting years due to the pandemic.... The online form will not be available after May 2; employers failing to file by that date can face penalties up to $500 per quarter."  MORE >>


[Guidance Overview]

Philadelphia Requires Employers to Provide Paid COVID-19 Leave Through End of 2023

"The ordinance does not only cover employees physically working in Philadelphia. An 'employee' is defined as an individual '(1) working for [an] [e]mployer within Philadelphia after the effective date of [the] Ordinance, [2] who normally works for that [e]mployer within the City of Philadelphia but is currently teleworking from any other location as a result of COVID-19, or [3] works for that [e]mployer from multiple locations or from mobile locations, provided that 51% or more of such employee's time is present within the City of Philadelphia.' "  MORE >>

Fox Rothschild LLP

[Guidance Overview]

Philadelphia Employers Must Provide Up to 40 Hours of Additional Paid Sick Leave for COVID-19 Related Reasons Through 2023

"COVID-19 leave must be provided outside of and before using eligible employees' existing accrued paid time off banks, unless state or federal law requires otherwise. COVID-19 leave must also be provided to employees immediately with no waiting period. Employers are permitted only to request a self-certified statement from the employee asserting that leave was for COVID-19 leave purposes."  MORE >>

Stevens & Lee

Leaves of Absence and Group Insurance Termination

"To avoid employees being improperly retained on the active employee group health insurance plan during a leave of absence, employers should review their group health insurance plan documents to confirm the maximum period of time that employees are permitted to be retained on the active group health insurance plan before being offered COBRA continuation coverage."  MORE >>

Masuda Funai

U.S. House Passes Bill to Cap Insulin Cost at $35 Per Month

"According to the bill [HR 6833], beginning on January 1, 2023, group health plans and health issuers offering insurance coverage cannot apply a deductible on insulin and cannot require Americans with diabetes to pay more than $35 or the amount equal to 25% of the negotiated price of the selected insulin product, whichever is lower."  MORE >>


Benefits in General

[Official Guidance]

IRS Disaster Relief Announcement PR-2022-02, for Victims of Puerto Rico Severe Storms, Flooding and Landslides

"Victims of severe storms, flooding and landslides beginning February 4, 2022 now have until June 15, 2022, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments ... Individuals and households affected by severe storms, flooding, and landslides that reside or have a business in municipalities of CataƱo, Dorado, Toa Baja, Vega Alta, and Vega Baja qualify for tax relief."  MORE >>

Internal Revenue Service [IRS]

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Press Releases

Partner Marc Schechter Featured in Super Lawyer Magazine Article and Celebrates Ten Years Named on Super Lawyers List; Partners Robert K. Butterfield, Corey F. Schechter and Paul D. Woodard Named on 2022 Super Lawyers List

Butterfield Schechter LLP

HUB International Launches HUB Care Concierge in Canada

HUB International

Illinois Mutual Releases 2021 Annual Report

Illinois Mutual

Webcasts and Conferences
(Health & Welfare Plans)

What Constitutes Plan Assets Under ERISA?


Williams Mullen

Last Issue's Most Popular Items

Mental Health Parity: Now, the DOL Really Means It

Society for Human Resource Management [SHRM]; membership may be required to view article

The Ninth Circuit Giveth and the Ninth Circuit Taketh Away, in Two Health Cases Against United

Kantor & Kantor

Temporary Reinstatement of Relief for Telemedicine Coverage in HDHPs

Faegre Drinker

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