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COVID-19 Drives Surge in Employment Practices Claims

3 minute read Employers are being hit with a wave of COVID-19-related employment lawsuits, which is starting to have an effect on employment practices liability insurance (EPLI) rates and coverages. A tally by the law firm of Fisher Phillips found that as of August 2021 there had been 2,950 COVID-19-related employment lawsuits filed in the …

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An Employer Guide to Open Enrollment for the 2022 Policy Year

4 minute read With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to throw a wrench into the economy and the workplace, employers are gearing up for another unusual open enrollment for their group health plans for the 2022 policy year. As a result of the pandemic, your employees’ priorities may have changed and some of them may be …

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Retaliating Against Employees for Raising COVID-19 Concerns Can Cost You

3 minute read The Department of Labor has sued a Texas dental practice on behalf of a dental hygienist and a dental assistant who were not reinstated after raising concerns about what COVID-19 safety measures would be in place when the practice reopened in spring 2020. As more employers are bringing people back to the …

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If you are fully insured for your employee benefits, this article is for YOU.

50 second read Data comes at you from every direction, right? There are so many numbers and statistics out in today’s market that make up our world; but if our health benefits are fully insured… well, not so much, right? Every year, you get blindsided with a bill that makes no sense… and there’s nothing …

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Employers Mull Higher Health Plan Cost-Sharing for Unvaccinated Staff

2 minute read Some employers are implementing a new incentive for their workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19: Charging them higher health insurance premiums if they don’t. A recent brief from consulting firm Mercer reported that employers are looking at surcharging the health insurance premiums for employees who refuse vaccination for reasons other than disability …

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Businesses and Insurers Are Fighting Over Coverage for COVID-Caused Shutdowns

3 minute read In courtrooms all over the country, battles are occurring between businesses who endured COVID-19-related shutdowns and insurance companies who believe they are not obligated to reimburse them for their losses. According to the Covid Insurance Litigation Tracker from the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, more than 1,800 lawsuits have been filed …

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