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How the Pandemic Has Changed the Overall Insurance Industry Landscape
By Gwen Luu, Partner There have been some major changes to the insurance industry landscape since the COVID-19 pandemic. First and foremost, there’s been a shift in customer service and how brokers facilitate business. This...Read On..
Federal Vaccine Mandate: US Supreme Court Decision stays OHSA ETS and Allows CMS Healthcare Worker Mandate to Proceed
Compliance Update On Thursday afternoon, January 13, 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), after hearing oral arguments last week, issued rulings concerning the following Federal vaccination mandates: Occupational Safety and Health Administration...Read On..
Agencies Issue Guidance on Coverage of OTC COVID-19 Tests
Compliance Update On January 10, 2022, the Depts. of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury issued FAQ guidance regarding the requirements for group health plans and health insurance issuers to cover over-the-counter...Read On..
COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Reinstated for Private Employers
Compliance Update Private employer vaccine mandate revived by 6th U.S. Circuit Court The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati lifted a November injunction that had blocked the enforcement of the COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing...Read On..
Jacobson, Goldfarb & Scott, Inc. (JGS) Announces Partnership with BRP Group, Inc.
Holmdel, NJ – October 1, 2021 – Jacobson, Goldfarb & Scott, Inc. (collectively with certain of its subsidiaries, “JGS”), one of the Top 100 largest independent insurance agencies in the United States, Partnered with BRP Group,...Read On..
Workplace Guidelines to Protect Against COVID-19
In a year where it seems like the world has flipped upside down, it should come as no surprise that the Department of Labor is also changing some things. On January 29th, the Biden administration...Read On..
New Jersey’s Plan for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
1/13/2021 Update: Beginning January 14th, individuals over 65 and individuals 16-54 with certain medical conditions as defined by the CDC will be eligible. Individuals at High Risk (Phase 1B) (effective 1/14/21) Individuals aged 65 and...Read On..
New Relief for FSA Health Care and Dependent Care Accounts
By Barry Fields, Vice President, Employee Benefits The New Year brings to us the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA), which includes relief for plan sponsors offering Health Care and/or Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA’s)....Read On..
The Bummer Summer
By Robin Manougian, Vice President The early days of COVID-19 seemed like a long snow day. Businesses shut down and restaurants closed. Were it not for the specter of the unseen threat around us, the empty...Read On..
Keep Your Company Safe While Working From Home
By Bernie Cosentino, Vice President Since the beginning of the digital age, protecting our information has been a concern. These concerns have never been greater as the spread of the coronavirus has triggered the mobilization...Read On..
Responding to an Employee’s Positive Coronavirus Test
By Conor Moran, Assistant Vice President Employers are responsible for handling an employee’s positive coronavirus test swiftly to protect the health of other employees while preserving the affected employee’s confidentiality. In addition to notifying the...Read On..
Understanding the Business Interruption Claims Process
By Gwenyth Luu, Commercial Lines Director Continuity is critical in business, and there are few things more important than continuous revenue and cash flow. In fact, just one brief business interruption can be incredibly costly...Read On..