PPE Equipment Treated as Deductible Medical Expenses

A recent announcement from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) clarifies that amounts paid for personal protective equipment (PPE) by taxpayers, such as face masks, hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes used for the primary purpose of preventing the spread of COVID-19, are to be treated as deductible medical expenses. Therefore, amounts …

Amazon to Launch Nationwide Telehealth Service by Summer

Amazon launched its healthcare service, Amazon Care, to tens of thousands of the company’s Washington state employees and their families, who have been using the platform since September 2019. Due to its success and the tremendous growth in telehealth services over the past year, Amazon announced Amazon Care will soon be …

KOP Restaurant Week Raises Funds for CHOP

Work up those appetites and prepare your tastebuds for a couple delicious weeks ahead — King of Prussia Restaurant Week is almost here! The 2021 King of Prussia Restaurant Week will run from April 11th through April 15th and again the following week from April 18th through April 22nd. Participating …

President Biden Announces Updated COVID-19 Guidelines & Initiatives

As the spring season rolls around, the Biden administration has been busy administering updated guidelines regarding COVID-19 accessibility, eligibility, and timelines. Below we have outlined the administration’s most recent announcements, as well as relaxed restrictions and an update on clinical trials surrounding vaccination of children under age 18. Vaccine Eligibility …

What You Need to Know About the American Rescue Plan

The $1.9 trillion relief bill, known as the American Rescue Plan, was signed by President Biden on Thursday, March 11, 2021. Additional information surrounding Emergency Paid Leave and Health Insurance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic is included in the bill and outlined below. Emergency Paid LeaveSigned into law on …

Local Gesture of Thanks Goes a Long Way

Doctors, nurses, medical technicians, and other healthcare staff have been deemed “front-line heroes” for quickly adapting, working tirelessly and risking their own lives every day to fight this exhausting battle against the current COVID-19 pandemic. It can be difficult to find ways to show just how much we appreciate the …

$18,000 Grant to Support NICU Families

An $18,000 grant to Today is a Good Day, a nonprofit dedicated to providing personal and financial support for families who experience the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), is changing the lives of families in the Greater Philadelphia area. The additional funding was made possible by the Crozer-Chester Medical Center …

EEOC Withdraws Proposed Wellness Program Incentives

Previously issued in January 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has withdrawn two proposed rules regarding wellness programs under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). Upon President Joe Biden’s inauguration, held on January 20, 2021, the president issued a regulatory freeze memorandum …