On Saturday, November 6, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals placed a temporary hold on the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring COVIDvaccination or testing for employees of employers with 100 or more employees.
OSHA released its Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring COVID vaccination or testing for employees of employers with 100 or more employees. Employers must start following the ETS requirements by December 5. However, the testing requirements don’t apply until January 4, 2022. The ETS is extensive, and we'll be updating the information in the platform with additional details. We’ll also be following the anticipated legal challenges. Below are some of the highlights:
The IRS issued a reminder to taxpayers that the cost of home testing for COVID-19 is an eligible medical expense that can be paid or reimbursed under FSAs, HSAs, and HRAs.
On May 18, 2021, the IRS issued Notice 2021-31, which provides guidance on the COBRA subsidy created by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).
The House of Representatives voted to approve the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, known as The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The bill will now go to President Biden's desk, who is expected to sign the legislation.