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March 2021:

Highlights from 2020 year-end legislation for employers

February 2021:

Expanded flexibility for health and dependent care FSAs

January 2021:

Paycheck Protection Program extended and improved

December 2020:

2020 Health Care Benefits Year in Review

October 2020:

COBRA and ERISA

September 2020:

PPP Update provides calculation of loan forgiveness amount

June 2020:

New PPP Flexibility Act provides relief for loan forgiveness requirements

June 2020:

IRS allows mid-year election changes for health plans and FSAs; FSA extended grace period also available

May 2020:

FAQ: Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

April 2020:

Paycheck Protection Program, Clarification issued by the Small Business Association

April 2020:

CARES Act: Information for small employers

March 2020:

COVID-19: New paid leave requirements and clarifications for employers

March 2020:

Resources for small businesses impacted by natural disasters

February 2020:

SECURE Act aims to increase retirement security and ease plan administration

January 2020:

2019 health care benefits year in review: Cadillac plan tax repeal and other highlights

December 2019:

Federal agencies propose new sweeping transparency rules or health plans

November 2019:

Proposed rule expands options for electronic delivery of retirement plan information — new options for health plans expected

October 2019:

The president’s executive order and addressing inevitable out-of-pocket expenses

September 2019:

Watch out for fraudulent health plan tax avoidance schemes

August 2019:

IRS expands the scope of HSA preventive care for individuals with chronic conditions

July 2019:

2 new types of HRAs available in 2020

June 2019:

Exploring ‘Medicare for All’ proposals and addressing inevitable out-of-pocket expenses

May 2019:

Key details to consider when deciding if a cafeteria plan is right for your business.

April 2019:

‘Voluntary’ requirements for supplemental insurance policies under ERISA: What are they and why do they matter?

February 2019:

Clearing the air – again – on taxation of fixed indemnity health benefits

January 2019:

A Texas court says the ACA is unconstitutional, but it means nothing – for now

December 2018:

Employee benefits policy year in review

November 2018:

New tax credit offers incentive to employers offering paid family and medical leave

October 2018:

Looking Back and Ahead on Health, Retirement and Tax News for Small Employers in 2018

September 2018:

There’s a big difference between short-term medical insurance and other policies

August 2018:

Expansion of association health plans (AHPs) - DOL final rules pave the way

July 2018:

FAQ: Defined contribution for employee health care benefits

June 2018:

A fresh look at health savings accounts

January 2018:

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and other recent tax changes: What does it all mean?

October 2017:

The president’s executive order explained

October 2017:

What’s next for health care policy?

June 2017:

The IRS clears the air on taxation of fixed-indemnity benefits

May 2017:

The American Health Care Act: What employers need to know

April 2017:

The first new health care regulations in the Trump administration: Final “market stabilization” rules

March 2017:

Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangements

Health care reform

You don’t have to wade through thousands of pages of “legalese” to get the facts; here, you can find clarified details about health care reform and policy for businesses and employees.

Aflac WorkForces Report

Did you know? Over half (58 percent) of employees are at least somewhat likely to accept a job with lower pay but better benefits. This annual study examines benefits trends and attitudes.