The time when the IRS offers relief from financial penalties to employers that make errors on their group health insurance reporting forms has come to an end.
Starting this year, the IRS will no longer offer protection against reporting error penalties when "applicable large employers" (ALEs) file their Forms 1094-C and 1095-C and the employer has made a good-faith effort to comply. The change starting with the 2021 tax reporting year means that employers can face steep penalties for mistakes on their forms.
A new study has found that more than one in four U.S. workers say expensive medical bills are having a major impact on their mental health.
Mental health issues have come to the fore during the COVID-19 pandemic, spurring employers to expect their group health plans to do more for their workers in this area.
The report on the study by the health care consulting company Centivo urges employers to consider new ways to reduce the medical financial burden some of their employees may be experiencing.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued guidance stating that employees suffering from "long COVID-19" may be protected under workplace disability discrimination statutes.
The guidance states that someone suffering from impairments resulting from long-haul COVID-19 symptoms can be considered "disabled" under the Americans with Disabilities Act and entitled to the same treatment as other disabled workers. But not in every case