Return to Work, PPP, and Other Information Updates

Posted by Andrew Kaiser on May 15, 2020

With more and more opening up and the beginning of different kinds of return to work and PPP questions, this update will hopefully give you additional information and clarity going into the coming weeks. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to your agent or account manager: Recall to Work […]

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Pandemic Brings High-Tech Trend in Medicine

Posted by Andrew Kaiser on April 24, 2020

The high-tech trend that is growing in the medical world is affecting all of us. Click on the image below to read an article in The High Point Enterprise featuring our Managing Partner and Health and Benefits Consultant, Andrew Kaiser, and see how it is affecting you.

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Paycheck Protection Program, Employer Deferral of Payroll Taxes, EPL and EFMLA, and Unemployment

Posted by Andrew Kaiser on April 16, 2020

After a quiet few days, we wanted to provide our clients with an update on issues related to both paid leave programs under the FFCRA and provisions of the CARES Act that impact employers. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to your agent or account manager: PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM […]

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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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