Truck Drivers Benefits Improve with On-Demand Virtual Options

Over the course of the year, we have seen increased demand for telemedicine from healthcare consumers. For several employees, the opportunity to engage in traditional healthcare, especially when frequently on the road, has dwindled due to the risk of infection, limited space, and reallocation of resources. Consequently, individuals across the …

UHC Addresses Hearing Loss with New Virtual Care Benefit

As in-person appointments have been replaced with video conferences and other virtual mediums, UnitedHealthcare (UHC) has launched Right2You, a virtual care benefit that aims to assist the approximate 48 million people in the U.S. living with hearing loss. The initiative builds on the home-delivered hearing healthcare model developed by UnitedHealthcare …

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 …

Guidance for Health FSA & DCAP COVID-19 Relief

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released a notice intended to clarify the application of temporary special rules for health flexible spending accounts (FSAs) and dependent care assistant program (DCAP) accounts under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA). Health FSAs and DCAPs are accounts individuals can make pre-tax contributions to, …

Guidance on Continuation of Employee Benefit Plan COVID-19 Relief

On February 26, 2021, the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) issued Disaster Relief Notice 2021-01, which provides continuing relief for certain employee benefit plan deadlines and disregards the COVID-19 Outbreak Period. The relief will primarily be of benefit to employee benefit plans, plan participants and beneficiaries, …