CARES Act changes to FSA’s and HSA, HRA’s and FSA’s

Posted by Andrew Kaiser on April 6, 2020

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) contains important provisions that will affect HSAs, HRAs and FSAs. Prior to the enactment of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), over-the-counter medicine and drugs were eligible for reimbursement under health FSAs, HSAs and HRAs without qualification. However, ACA mandated that such items (i.e., cold medicine […]

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Information for Clients of EbenConcepts and OrchestrateHR

Posted by Andrew Kaiser on April 2, 2020

Here’s the latest update on COVID-19, including notes on implementing Emergency Paid Leave and Emergency FMLA Extension under FFCRA as well as important information and recommendations about how to protect yourself through the process of applying for and providing information in support of a Paycheck Protection Program application in the coming days. If you have […]

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FFCRA Poster, USDOL Guidance on FFRCA, Exempt EE Layoff or Furlough, Essential Business, and Cares Act.

Posted by Andrew Kaiser on March 26, 2020

As developments continue, we want to continue to keep our clients up to date on various rules and clarifications on FFCRA as well as a quick word about the changes proposed in the bill that was passed on March 25th by the US Senate. FFCRA IMPLEMENTATION POSTER RELEASED On March 25th, USDOL released the required […]

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Layoffs and Furloughs, Tax Credit Basics, and FFCRA EE Leave Form

Posted by Andrew Kaiser on March 24, 2020

We wanted to share with you this LONG update on the state of issues related to COVID-19 including some questions that many folks have asked over the last few weeks. It has been formatted to allow you to print and read if that is easier than reading on the screen or from your mail application. […]

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), EPL and EFMLA

Posted by Andrew Kaiser on March 19, 2020

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) With President Trump’s signature on March 18th, this new law will go into effect on April 2, 2020. Largely nothing changed from the version that passed the House on Monday evening, but here’s a visual breakdown between the two leave provisions contained in the law. We hope that this […]

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Webinar Recording Link, COVID-19 Impact on Benefits

Posted by Andrew Kaiser on March 18, 2020

For our clients who were on the COVID-19 Impact on Benefits Webinar on March 18th, we apologize for the technical difficulty that we all experienced. After following up with Fuze Meetings, we were informed that their system was just overwhelmed by the increase in video conferencing due to social distancing. Once we are confident that […]

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Representing Health Care Concerns: Kaiser on Capitol Hill

Posted by Andrew Kaiser on May 11, 2016

I’m not a bill, but I was on Capitol Hill. Sorry, Gen X’ers, you will have to Google that one. In Late February I spent about 3 days in Washington, DC on Capitol Hill. The purpose was to discuss current and proposed legislation with federal legislators from NC that impacts health insurance, employers, and individuals. […]

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Calling All Unifour Area Businesses and Employees: Join Us in the National Day of Prayer

Posted by Andrew Kaiser on May 3, 2015

The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation with a focused hour of prayer on Businesses and the Economy. Because of the faith of many of our founding fathers, public prayer and national days of prayer have […]

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Appearing as Anthem: Caution Against Email Scam

Posted by Andrew Kaiser on March 12, 2015

On February 4th, 2015, it is estimated that 80 million Anthem Customers had their birth dates, Social Security numbers, and addresses stolen by hackers. To add insult to injury, there are people out there who see this as an opportunity to take advantage of those impacted by the data breach. Anyone who is impacted by […]

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An Update on the Anthem Data Breach

Posted by Andrew Kaiser on February 26, 2015

Now that the data breach has been disclosed, what comes next? Parties on all sides are asking. On February 4th, 2015, it is estimated that 80 million Anthem customers had their birth dates, Social Security numbers, and addresses stolen by hackers. Anthem does not believe that personal health information was compromised. First and foremost, Anthem […]

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