The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) launched a new program allowing employers to bring COVID-19 vaccinations onsite and directly to their employees. The Employer Vaccination Toolkit creates a simple online process for employers to request approval for an onsite clinic or vaccination event.* After an employer submits a request online, you will be contacted…

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Many of the dollar limits currently in effect for 2021 will change for 2022. The HSA catch-up contribution for individuals ages 55 and older will not change as it is not subject to cost-of-living adjustments. Table comparing dollar limits between 2021 and 2022: Plan sponsors should update payroll and plan administration systems for the 2022…

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An Update on COVID-19 Vaccines and Testing Every Californian 16 and up is now eligible for vaccination. Vaccination of people younger than 16 will start as soon as the COVID-19 vaccines are approved for them.   See CDPH’s Updated COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Guidelines for details.   Schedule Every Californian can sign up at myturn.ca.gov or…

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Monthly Newsletter by OC Benefit Advisors April 2021 Temporary COVID-19 Relief for Section 125 Plans. On Feb. 18, 2021, the IRS released Notice 2021-15 to clarify special rules for Section 125 plans, health flexible spending arrangements (FSAs) and dependent care assistance programs (DCAPs). Special Rules for Health FSAs and DCAPsThe Notice is intended to clarify…

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This section highlights the required benefits notices and disclosures under federal law that apply to companies based on their number of employees. In particular, this section covers the following sized companies: 1-19 employees 20-49 employees 50+ employees COVID-19-Related Deadline Extensions Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government extended the time to furnish benefit statements…

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