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What You Need to Know About COVID Test Kit Rules for Group Health Plans

2.5 minute read Starting Jan. 15, the nation’s health insurers have been required to cover the cost of up to eight at-home rapid COVID-19 tests per month for their health plan enrollees. Insurers are taking different approaches to the mandate and, as an employer, you should communicate with your covered staff about this new benefit, …

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Sexual Harassment Lawsuits: How to Protect Your Company

3 minute read By now, employers should all realize and understand that sexual harassment is illegal. Employers are directly responsible for employee behavior, which gives harassed workers recourse in bringing legal actions against those that employ them. Work-related harassment and discrimination cases have been steadily climbing since the Civil Rights Act of 1991 allowed for …

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Long-Haul COVID Can Be covered under ADA

2.5 minute read The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued guidance stating that employees suffering from “long COVID-19” may be protected under workplace disability discrimination statutes. The guidance states that someone suffering from impairments resulting from long-haul COVID-19 symptoms can be considered “disabled” under the Americans with Disabilities Act and entitled to the same treatment …

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New Software Security Hole May Put Your Business at Risk

3 minute read The federal government is warning that a newly discovered computer software vulnerability poses a major threat to the security of computer networks around the country. Cyber criminals are exploiting holes in open-source code software commonly used in computer applications, websites and cloud services, which can allow them to seize control of a …

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Hospital Indemnity Insurance a Key Voluntary Benefit

2.5 minute read Most employers offer major medical coverage to their full-time employees. But that still leaves workers and their families with significant exposure to financial hardship in the event of a serious medical emergency. For example, even with insurance, treating a broken leg or undergoing emergency appendicitis surgery can mean thousands of dollars in …

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