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New York Requires Electronic Monitoring Notice

Posted by Benefit Consulting Team on Apr 28, 2022 1:23:21 PM

Starting May 7, 2022, employers of any size in New York who monitor or tap employees’ phones, text messages, email, instant messages, or internet use must provide them with a notice upon hire and obtain a written acknowledgment. The notice and acknowledgment can be electronic (such as through the company intranet).

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Topics: Updated Compliance Alert, Compliance, keyboard monitoring

IRS Issues Proposed Rules to Fix the Affordability “Family Glitch”

Posted by Benefit Consulting Team on Apr 7, 2022 11:10:32 AM
The IRS has issued proposed rules that would change the way employer-sponsored coverage would be treated when determining if a family is eligible for premium tax credits (PTC) when purchasing individual health insurance through a public Marketplace. The proposed rules would fix the so-called “family glitch” that currently requires employer plan affordability to be based on the employee-only cost for coverage, while not taking into consideration the cost for the employee’s family to participate. The change would allow more spouses and dependents to qualify for premium tax credits toward the cost of individual health coverage purchased through a public Exchange.


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Topics: Updated Compliance Alert, Insurance, Compliance, Healthcare, Benefits, Affordable Care Act

NYS Activates Hero Act- Immediate Action Required

Posted by Michael J. Halter, MS, CSP, CPCU, Director of Loss Control on Sep 10, 2021 8:59:18 AM

On Monday, Governor Kathy Hochul directed the commissioner of health to designate COVID-19 as a highly contagious, communicable disease that presents a risk of harm to the public health under New York State's HERO Act. This means private employers must implement their workplace exposure prevention plans. (NY HERO Act

These workplace exposure prevention plans were required to be adopted by August 5th and then posted for employees by the September 4th deadline.

The Hero Act Law applies to all New York State private employers, regardless of size.  

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Topics: safety, Compliance, Heroact

How does the new NYS Hero Act impact your business?

Posted by Risk Management Team on Jul 8, 2021 12:00:06 PM

As many of you know, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the New York Health and Essential Rights Act (NY HERO Act) into law this past May. The law mandates extensive new workplace health and safety regulations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

NYS has developed a new Airborne Infectious Disease Exposure Prevention Standard, a Model Airborne Infectious Disease Exposure Prevention Plan, and industry-specific model plans for the prevention of airborne infectious diseases. Employers are required to comply within 30 days from the DOL release date.   The standard and prevention plan were released this week so the clock is ticking toward that August 5th deadline.  

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Topics: safety, Compliance, Heroact