Health Care

DOL Releases Model Notices for COBRA Subsidy Under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA)

DOL Releases Model Notices for COBRA Subsidy Under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

​Thirty-five years ago this month, the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) was signed into law. COBRA provides a way for workers and their families to temporarily maintain… Read more >

COVID-19 Vaccines and Your Workforce—An Update

COVID-19 Vaccines and Your Workforce—An Update

On Thursday, April 15, the International Foundation presented a webcast on legal considerations for employers regarding employee vaccinations. Diana Bardes, partner at Mooney, Green, Saindon, Murphy & Welch, P.C., presented… Read more >

Employers Offering COVID-19 Vaccine Incentives Including Paid Time Off, Cash, and More

Employers Offering COVID-19 Vaccine Incentives Including Paid Time Off, Cash, and More

Most employers are encouraging, rather than mandating, employees to get a COVID-19 vaccination. Organizations are taking a variety of actions to encourage vaccination. According to the Littler COVID-19 Vaccine Employer… Read more >

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and COBRA Subsidies

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and COBRA Subsidies

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) passed by Congress and signed by President Biden on March 11, 2021 contains various employee benefits provisions, including premium assistance for participants… Read more >

Encourage Inclusivity and Flexibility With Proactive Employee Benefits

Encourage Inclusivity and Flexibility With Proactive Employee Benefits

The pandemic has brought new workforce situations requiring new solutions to the forefront of our daily lives. Innovative and proactive employee benefits can answer some of these current challenges. We’re… Read more >

Mental Health for Essential Workers: Best Practices From an LA Fire Captain

Mental Health for Essential Workers: Best Practices From an LA Fire Captain

If you’re a regular Talking Benefits listener, you know we’ve frequently covered the topic of mental well-being. This is because of the significant impact this issue has throughout our country… Read more >