Human Resources (HR)

Set—and Measure—Specific Goals to Improve Your Investments in DEI

Set—and Measure—Specific Goals to Improve Your Investments in DEI

Investments in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) have consistently been mentioned as a top goal for companies in 2021—with studies to back up the relationship between improved DEI and improved… Read more >

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 >

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 >

How the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 Impacts Dependent Care Assistance Programs

How the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 Impacts Dependent Care Assistance Programs

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 includes an optional (but not required) temporary change for the calendar year of 2021 to increase the maximum pretax contribution limit from $5,000… Read more >

4 Commonly Asked Questions From Employers About the Coronavirus Vaccine

4 Commonly Asked Questions From Employers About the Coronavirus Vaccine

As they consider how to retransition back to an in-office environment, employers want to keep COVID-19 out of the workplace. In part one of our series on this subject, we… Read more >

Three Important Steps on Your Diversity and Inclusion Journey

Three Important Steps on the Diversity and Inclusion Journey

“After expressing support for racial justice and the Black Lives Matter movement, many companies now face the reality of a prolonged remote working environment and questions about how to promote… Read more >

Changes to Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts Due to COVID-19

Changes to Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts Due to COVID-19

[An update on temporary guidance for DCAPs can be found here: Finally—Additional Relief for Dependent Care Assistance Programs Due to COVID-19, 1/21/21] In March and April, as states first began… Read more >