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TAG Updates and Briefs

Real Benefit Scenarios, CARES Act Allows for OTC Medication, more 4/13/20

IRS Ruling, Handling Lay-Off & Furloughs 3/24/20

Ohio Department of Insurance Health Flexibility for Employees, More 3/23/20 

Families First Act Considerations 3/19/20

Compliance Considerations & New Information 3/17/20

The Ashley Group Continuity Plan/Work from Home 3/16/20

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Guidance for Business

DOL Issues First Round of Guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced on March 24, 2020 its first round of published guidance regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or the Act) for employees and employers. This guidance is provided in a Fact Sheet for Employees, a Fact Sheet for Employers and Questions and Answers document.  The Act will take effect on April 1, 2020.  This is a change from the original expected effective date of April 2, 2020.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFA) Flow Charts on Emergency FMLA and Emergency Paid Sick Leave.  Download

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers
This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will update this interim guidance as needed and as additional information becomes available. Read More

Treasury, IRS, and Labor Announce Plan to Implement Coronavirus-Related Paid Leave for Workers and Tax Credits for Small and Midsize Businesses to Swiftly Recover the Cost of Providing Coronavirus-Related Leave.  Read More

Ohio Department of Insurance issues bulletin covering orders by the Superintendent that directs Insurers to comply with requirements during this state of emergency in the areas of Employee Eligibility, Grace Period for Premium Payment, Continuation Coverage, and Special Enrollment Period Eligibility. Read More

Understanding the CARES Act: a $2 Trillion Stimulus Package — The $2 trillion stimulus package, negotiated by Republican and Democratic leaders, is the largest economic stimulus measure in modern history. The bill is a $2 trillion combination of tax provisions and other stimulus measures, including emergency business lending. The
measure promises to provide help for struggling American families and businesses, as well as health care workers on the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak. Read More