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The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021: COBRA Model Notices

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which provides 100% COBRA subsidies for certain individuals beginning on April 1, 2021 through September 30, 2021. Limitations may apply. On April 7, 2021, the Department of Labor released guidance and the NEW required model notices that determine how the COBRA…

California Expands Leave Under the CFRA

Effective January 1, 2021, there are amendments to expand the leave law requirements of the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) and requires employers with at least five employees to comply, includes new reasons for leave, and adjusted leave limits.   What is California Leave Rights Act? CFRA provides 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave in…

2021 Pay or Play Penalties Increase

On August 19, 2020, the IRS updated its Pay or Play Frequently Asked Questions to include the annual adjusted penalty amounts for the 2021 calendar year. When the Affordable Care Act was first implemented, there were two penalties for the Pay or Play, 4980H(a) penalty and the 4980H(b) penalty for Applicable Large Employers, also referred…

CA UPDATE: Commissioner Lara issues Order resulting in workers’ compensation premium savings for California businesses affected by COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 17, 2020 MEDIA INQUIRIES ONLY: Michael Soller or Byron Tucker: 916-492-3566 916-661-0556 cell Email inquiries: cdipress@insurance.ca.gov Commissioner Lara issues Order resulting in workers’ compensation premium savings for California businesses affected by COVID-19 Commissioner’s action mandates workers’ compensation carriers reflect reduced risk of loss in premiums due to “stay-at-home” orders LOS ANGELES,…

Insurance Carriers’ Responses to COVID-19

We recognize this is a challenging time for everyone and MNJ Insurance Solutions remains committed to be a resource to those we serve, our clients, our prospect clients, our business partners, our insurance carriers, and our communities. We continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 and the impact around us.  One of the most common…

President Trump Announces National Guidelines to Limit Coronavirus Spread

On Monday, March 16, 2020, President Trump held a news conference to reinforce guidelines intended to slow the spread of COVID-19. He asked Americans to follow the guidelines for the next 15 days: President Trump and his advisors now say to avoid social gatherings and if needed, limit gatherings to under 10 people (down from…