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 gender dysphoria protection, vaccines for federal contractors, the No Surprises Act and more.
Gender Dysphoria Protected Says 4th Circuit | Learn More
Williams v. Kincaid, et al., a recent 4th Circuit decision is worth noting for anyone responsible for ADA compliance. This ruling by the US Court of Appeals represents the first time a federal court of appeals has found this protection.
Vaccines Return for Federal Contractors, Maybe? | Learn More
On August 26, 2022, the US Appeals Court for the 11th Circuit ruled that the Biden Administration’s vaccine mandate for federal contractors can largely go back into effect, for the time being.
On August 19, 2022, the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and the Treasury (the Departments) released final rules. These Rules address certain aspects of the independent dispute resolution process.
Premium Assistance Under 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).
Medicare Part D Notice | Learn More
It’s that time again! Medicare Part D open enrollment for the 2023 plan year begins on October 15, 2022, and ends on December 7, 2022. Plan sponsors must provide the annual Notice to all Medicare-eligible individuals, in advance of the enrollment period, i.e., before October 15.
San Francisco HCSO Expenditure Rates for 2023 | Learn More
The required minimum health care expenditure rates for 2023 have been released.
Updated Posting Requirements for NJ Employers | Learn More
New Jersey’s Department of Civil Rights has issued regulations allowing an employer to satisfy the state’s Law Against Discrimination and NJ Family Leave Act posting requirements via internet or intranet site due to the increase in remote workers.
Massachusetts: 2023 Minimum Creditable Coverage Amounts | Learn More
Massachusetts has issued the minimum creditable coverage (MCC) cost of living adjustments for the 2023 tax year.
Changes to Michigan’s Paid Medical Leave Act | Learn More
In July 2022, Michigan’s Court of Claims determined that the state legislature violated Michigan’s Constitution by adopting and amending a ballot initiative in the same legislative session. The Court reinstated Michigan’s original voter-initiated version of the sick leave law which takes effect February 19, 2023.