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Why Starting Open Enrollment Early In 2021 Is More Important Than Ever

The COVID-19 pandemic shook the job market in ways never before seen. For one, it created so much uncertainty that employees who would’ve typically searched for a new job last year decided to stay put. For another, the pandemic prompted … Continue reading

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Pandemic and Drug Overdoses Drive U.S. Life Expectancy Down 1.5 Years

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that life expectancy in the United States dropped from 78.8 years in 2019 to 77.3 years in 2020. The decline in life expectancy was the largest one-year … Continue reading

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STORM PREP SAFETY AND CHECKLIST

The official start of Hurricane Season is June 1. And we all know Mother Nature can really pack a punch. Stay safe and prepare with these tips and guides. Be ready for whatever weather comes your way Basic Disaster Supplies List … Continue reading

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DOL Issues Final Rule on FLSA Independent Contractor Status

    On Jan. 6, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule that clarifies how to determine whether a worker is an employee who is protected under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) or an independent … Continue reading

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IRS Maintains Health FSA Contribution Limit for 2021, Adjusts Other Benefit Limits

On October 26, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Revenue Procedure 2020-45, which maintains the health flexible spending account (FSA) salary reduction contribution limit from 2020, which is $2,750, for plan years beginning in 2021. Thus, for health FSAs … Continue reading

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IRS Relaxes Election Change, Other Rules for Cafeteria Plans and FSAs

As the country continues to feel the impact of the COVID-19 National Emergency declared by President Trump on March 13, 2020, the IRS has provided some much needed guidance and relief for employees.  On May 12, 2020, the IRS issued … Continue reading

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Agencies Extend Deadline to Pay COBRA Premiums

Extend Certain Other ERISA and Internal Revenue Code Deadlines Due to COVID-19 The impacts of the COVID-19 National Emergency, as declared by President Trump on March 13, 2020, have been vast.  As a result, many employers and employees are struggling … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Essential Employees, Thank you

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Private Passenger Auto Giveback Program

By Mercury Insurance April 8, 2020 Recognizing that many customers are driving their vehicles less as a result of shelter-in-place actions, Mercury plans to giveback 15% of monthly premiums for April and May 2020. This applies to all Mercury Private … Continue reading

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Progressive returns $1 billion in premium to customers

Today we announced that we’re providing credits of approximately $1 billion in premium to Progressive personal auto customers as a result of fewer claims that come with less frequent driving. Subject to approval by state regulators, Progressive personal auto customers … Continue reading

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