Benefits Compliance Resources

COVID-19 Updates and Reminders (Sep 8)

Here are some updates on various regulatory and administrative issues related to coronavirus, including FFCRA provisions and Social Security Tax deferral. Learn More >>

Webinar: COVID-19 Return to Work Considerations (May 21)

Employee benefits, HR and workplace safety related topics your business should consider for reopening your business after a shutdown and returning your staff from telework. Watch Webinar Recording >>

COVID-19 Relief for Section 125 Plans and Increase in FSA Carryover (May 14)

On May 12, the IRS issued 2 separate Notices that address relief for section 125 plans in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and an increase in the maximum carryover for health care flexible spending accounts.  While the guidance in both of these Notices is permissive and not required, employers and plan sponsors will want to review this new guidance to determine what action, if any, should be taken. Learn More >>

COVID-19 Extension of Certain HIPAA/COBRA/ERISA Deadlines (May 4)

On April 29, the DOL issued Disaster Relief Notice 2020-01, as well as a proposed final rule that would extend certain timeframes applicable to employee benefit plans and their participants and beneficiaries. Learn More >>

Families First Coronavirus Response Act – Update #3 (Apr 9)

On April 1, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued temporary regulations intended to implement the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSL) and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLA) under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The effective date of these regulations was April 1, and they expire on December 31, 2020.  Learn More >>

Webinar: Your COVID-19 Benefits and HR Questions ANSWERED (Apr 7)

Watch our free webinar recording discussing employee benefits, general HR and emergency leave related questions. Watch webinar >>

Ebook: Your COVID-19 Benefits and HR Questions ANSWERED (Apr 7)

Hundreds of PSA clients are asking employee benefits and HR related questions as a result of the pandemic. Download our free Q&A to get answers. Download >>

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (Apr 6)

On March 27th, the President signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES). This is primarily an economic stimulus package; however, there are certain employee benefit-related items.   Learn More >>

Families First Coronavirus Response Act – Update #2 (Mar 30)

The Department of Labor has issued additional Questions and Answers providing more compliance assistance for implementation of the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSL) and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLA) provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).   Learn More >>

Families First Coronavirus Response Act – Update (Mar 26)

On March 24, 2020, the Department of Labor issued Questions and Answers addressing certain aspects of the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSL) and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLA) provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).  This is the first round of compliance assistance regarding the new law, and we fully expect additional guidance to be forthcoming from the DOL in the near future.  Learn More >>

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Mar 18)

On March 18th, President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the Act). The relief granted by the Act is very specific.  Effective no later than April 2, 2020, the Act will provide short-term financial support in the form of paid leave to individuals employed by covered employers (private employers with fewer than 500 employees and all government employers) who cannot work or telework due to specific reasons as described below. It also extends FMLA protection to individuals who cannot work due to child care issues.  It does not apply to terminated employees.  Learn More >>

FAQs About COVID-19 and Maryland’s Unemployment Insurance Benefits Administration – Unemployment Insurance

Find answers to the 10 most frequently asked questions.  Learn More >>