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    Topic: Covid 19

    IRS Clarifies COVID-19 Employee Retention Credits for PPP Recipients
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | March 9, 2021

    In a notice issued on March 1, 2021, the IRS announced new guidance for employers that claim the employee retention credit and also participate in...

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    COVID: U.S. Expected to Have Enough Vaccines for All Adults by May 2021
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | March 2, 2021

    With President Biden now saying that the U.S. will have enough vaccines for all adults by May 2021, how should employers plan for the next several...

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    COVID-19 Vaccine Template: How to Warn Employees About Fraudulent Schemes
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | February 17, 2021

    Coronavirus vaccinations continue to expand across the country. As a result, many employers are already preparing to reopen their offices and...

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    New Executive Order Opens Special Enrollment Period for ACA Marketplace
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | February 2, 2021

    In late January 2021, President Joe Biden signed an executive order to open the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Healthcare Marketplace for a special...

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    Proposed COVID-19 Plan Subsidizes COBRA Coverage Through Sept. 2021
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | January 26, 2021

    In a recently proposed COVID-19 stimulus plan, the Biden administration included a provision to help employees out of work by subsidizing the...

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    Biden Announces New $1.9 Trillion Economic Plan to Fight COVID-19
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | January 15, 2021

    On Jan. 14, 2021, President-elect Joe Biden announced a new plan designed to provide another round of essential stimulus to the economy as the...

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    COVID-19: Five Key Changes to PPP Loans in the New Stimulus Package
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | January 13, 2021

    The passage of a new coronavirus stimulus package—dubbed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA)—means a new round of funding for the ...

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    State-by-State COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plans and Information
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | January 7, 2021

    The coronavirus vaccine has arrived. As doses are distributed throughout the country, employers and HR teams need to know when they can plan to...

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    IRS Issues Guidance for Optional FSA Rollovers, Extended Grace Periods
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | January 5, 2021

    The 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) introduced new optional FSA provisions that grant employees improved account flexibility in the...

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    New COVID-19 Stimulus Package Extends FFCRA Leave Tax Credit
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | December 31, 2020

    With the passage of the new coronavirus stimulus, Congress also extended a key provision in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Find...

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