01.14.2022

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...

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01.12.2022

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...

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12.20.2021

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...

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10.01.2021

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,...

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02.23.2021

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...

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01.07.2021

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...

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01.05.2021

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)....

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10.13.2020

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...

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08.25.2020

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...

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08.11.2020

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...

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07.28.2020

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...

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07.27.2020

Compliance Alert – DOL Issues Revised Optional FMLA Forms

The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has revised the forms employers and employees may use to meet their notification and certification obligations under the federal Family and Medical Leave...

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