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Introducing the 2021 US Benefits Trend Report

Help your business overcome challenges and realize better outcomes.

Introducing the 2021 US Benefits Trend Report

Help your business overcome challenges and realize better outcomes.

Introducing the 2021 US Benefits Trend Report

Help your business overcome challenges and realize better outcomes.

Compliance Corner – April 29, 2021

By Mark Bailey, Jr.
Published April 29, 2021

Compliance Corner

Compliance Corner is a bi-weekly update with the latest news and resources on benefits compliance, federal health, healthcare reform and COVID-19. The content in Compliance Corner is produced by our parent company at NFP.

The situation and guidance surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) are rapidly evolving on a daily and sometimes hourly basis. While we address current federal and state guidance, we expect that there will be additional changes in the coming days and weeks. We will do our best to update you on these developments, but please understand that this publication only reflects the guidance we’ve received to date.

Employers should consult with their counsel and plan advisors to remain abreast of all compliance obligations.


Announcements and Reminders

Mental Health Parity: The Never-Ending Story [WEBINAR]

The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) has been a hot topic lately in compliance news. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2020 (CAA) included guidance establishing new compliance requirements for employers subject to MHPAEA. Join us as we provide an overview of the law’s requirements and discuss the CAA’s addition to MHPAEA compliance in the hopes that employers will better understand their mental health parity obligations.

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Reminder: 2020 HSA Contributions and Corrections Deadline May 17

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Frequently Asked Question

I heard “new” mental health parity requirements regarding non-quantitative treatment limitations (NQTLs) went into effect this year. What are NQTLs? How does a plan comply with the requirements?

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COVID-19

COVID-19-Related Benefits Compliance Resources Available »

IRS Publishes Fact Sheet Regarding Tax Credits for Paid Leave Taken for COVID-19 Vaccination »

Federal Health

Eleventh Circuit Rules that Workers’ Compensation Does Not Replace FMLA Obligations »

Joint Committee on Taxation Publishes a Report on Present Law and Background on Dependent Care and Paid Leave »

Retirement Updates

IRS Publishes Guide on Retirement Plan Options for Tax-Exempt Employers  »

IRS Releases Final Form 5310 Instructions  »

DOL Issues FAQs and Additional Guidance on Fiduciary Investment Advice »

DOL Provides Guidance on Cybersecurity Best Practices »

State Updates

California »

Delaware »

Maryland »

Massachusetts »

Nebraska »

New Jersey »

Virginia »

Washington »

Mark Bailey, Jr. is the Senior Marketing Manager @ The Bailey Group. Before joining the company, Mark was a production assistant on the tv show Glee and an on-air talent on 95.1 WAPE. He has over 10 years of experience in the insurance and corporate benefits space. Mark is an avid Jacksonville Jaguars fan and loves to spend his free time building custom mechanical keyboards.