Category: Benefits

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‘Unlimited’ Vacation Policies, California Court Addresses

In recent years, “unlimited” vacation policies have gained traction in California, becoming increasingly popular for providing employees with limitless paid vacation or paid time off…

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EDD Announces Up to 20-Week UI Extension

The California Employment Development Department (EDD) has taken action to further assist people who are unemployed due to the economic impact of COVID-19. On July…

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires certain employers to provide each employee, at the time of hire, with a written notice.
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Health Insurance Marketplace Model Notices Expire, Comments Open

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)’s model notices for employers who do and don’t offer a health plan to some or all employees expired at…

Several deadlines related to COBRA and ERISA special health plan enrollments have been extended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Posted in Benefits COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

COBRA and ERISA Deadlines Extended

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury extended several employer-sponsored health plan-related deadlines, including those related…

Employers have the discretion to allow employees to make certain mid-year changes.
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Cafeteria Plans, FSAs, Dependent Care Assistance Programs More Flexible Due to COVID-19

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released new guidance, Notice 2020-29, providing increased flexibility for individuals participating in section 125 cafeteria plans, health flexible spending arrangements…

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CalSavers Large Employer Registration Deadline Extended

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to rapidly change California’s regulatory landscape. To help employers through these uncertain times, the California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Investment Board…

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Don’t Forget to Prepare Employee Flexible Spending Account Notices

As previously reported, the end of the year is a great time for employees to take advantage of any flexible spending account dollars (FSA) they…

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Plan for 2020 Flexible Spending Arrangements (FSAs)

Now is the time for your employees to start planning on taking full advantage of their employer’s health flexible spending arrangement (FSA) during 2020. Employees…

The IRS raised 401(k) contribution limits for 2020.
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401(k) Contribution Limits Increase for 2020

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released guidance on cost-of-living adjustments affecting contributions to 401(k) plans and other retirement-related items for 2020 because the increase in the…

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