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Winter Storm Izzy bringing snow and ice to millions

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Winter Storm Izzy bringing snow and ice to millions

Winter Storm Izzy to bring snow and ice to millions over the weekend. Winter storm warnings, winter storm watches and winter weather advisories have been issued by the National Weather Service. An ice storm warning has been issued in parts of the Southeast where accumulating ice is a major concern.  …

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The wait is over – The United States Supreme Court weighs in and stays the OSHA ETS but the CMS vaccine mandate will proceed

The U.S. Supreme Court has reimposed a lower court’s stay of the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) while challenges to the ETS play out in a federal appeals court. The Court concluded that the many states, businesses and nonprofit organizations challenging the rule in several federal courts ar …

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Feds require health plan coverage of over-the-counter COVID-19 tests without a physician’s order

Federal regulators, in response to recent direction from the White House, have recast earlier guidance requiring group healthcare plan coverage of most COVID-19-related diagnostic tests when ordered by a healthcare provider, to now require coverage of over-the-counter (OTC) COVID-19 diagnostic tests …

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What to do after a tornado

After a major catastrophic event involving widespread damage and devastation, what you need most is expert crisis response and catastrophe claims support. Lockton clients resolve catastrophic insurance claims faster and with fewer hassles, under the guidance of our dedicated CAT Team. Lockton plans …

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IRS permanently extends 1095-C furnishing deadline to early March, ends “good faith effort” standard

Executive summary The IRS has granted via regulation a permanent 30-day extension to the Jan. 31 deadline for furnishing Affordable Care Act (ACA)-related Forms 1095-B and -C to individuals who, at any point in the prior year (the reporting year), were ACA full-time employees or covered under the em …

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Feds issue guidance on impending healthcare plan cost reporting

Executive summary Federal authorities have issued an interim final regulation addressing requirements, imposed under last year’s Consolidated Appropriations Act, for health plans and insurers to submit information about prescription drug and other healthcare plan spending. The reports are expected t …

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