Month: December 2020

$900B Stimulus Package: A Shot in the Arm for Business

The $900 billion emergency package passed by Congress on Christmas week does much more than bolster unemployment benefits and provide families and individuals with stimulus checks. What follows is a quick overview of how the legislation will help employers, too. Replenishing the PPP The bill includes approximately $325 billion in funding to the Small Business …

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Bill Puts an End to Surprise Medical Bills

One of the provisions in the emergency COVID-19 aid package passed by Congress is designed to provide relief to everyday Americans and their employers on a scale much greater than any stimulus check ever might. That provision bans surprise medical bills, helping protect insured patients from large medical bills when they unknowingly receive out-of-network care. …

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Grandfathered Health Plans Gain New Flexibility

Their numbers have steadily dwindled but the Trump administration has now taken steps aimed at helping preserve “grandfathered” group health plans a bit longer. Working in coordination, the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Treasury adopted a new rule allowing such plans to make changes in their cost-sharing arrangements without the risk of …

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