As businesses are increasingly focused on reopening and rebuilding, it’s important to also stay on top of non-COVID-related regulatory and legislative matters to ensure continued compliance. This update covers issues involving COBRA, federal poverty level guidelines, inflationary adjustments to civil money penalties and more.
Mind the COBRA Notice | Learn More
For those responsible for administering COBRA, a recent class action settlement is worth noting.
2024 Federal Poverty Level Guidelines Issued | Learn More
The Department of Health and Human Services has released the federal poverty level (FPL) guidelines for 2024.
2024 Inflationary Adjustments to Civil Money Penalties | Learn More
Failure to abide by certain reporting and disclosure obligations could result in civil penalties being assessed by the Department of Labor (DOL).
Premium Assistance Under Medicaid and The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) | Learn More
Individuals who are eligible for employer-sponsored group health coverage but are unable to afford the premium may be eligible to receive premium assistance from a state’s Medicaid agency or Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
California: Temporary Disability and Paid Family Leave Amounts for 2024 | Learn More
Individuals employed in the state of California may be entitled to temporary benefits for a disability caused by non-occupational sickness or accident, including pregnancy and related medical conditions.
Washington DC Updates: PFL and New Wage Transparency Law | Learn More
DC’s paid family leave (PFL) provides up to a max of 12 weeks of leave in a year for parental leave, family leave, or medical leave. On January 12, Mayor Muriel Bowser signed into law the Wage Transparency Omnibus Amendment Act of 2023 which amends the DC Wage Transparency Act of 2014.
Oregon Issues Final Rules for Paid Leave Oregon | Learn More
On January 12, 2024, the Oregon Employment Department issued final rules clarifying its procedures and criteria for implementing Paid Leave Oregon.
New York 2024 Health Assessment | Learn More
The New York Health Care Reform law, which has been in effect for many years, funds indigent care and medical provider education.
Pennsylvania’s Independent Review Program | Learn More
In 2022, former Governor Tom Wolf signed legislation expanding state-based external review services for individuals who have been denied insurance coverage for a medical procedure or medication.