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Governor Cuomo Issues Mask Requirements

On April 12, 2020, Governor Cuomo issued an executive order stating that essential workers must wear face masks. The order takes effect beginning at 8pm on Wednesday, April 15th. The executive order specifically states: “For all essential businesses or entities, any employees who are present in the workplace shall be provided and shall wear face […]

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COVID-19 Updates

Effective March 20, 2020 we have dedicated a section of our Bene-Care website to the COVID-19 pandemic. This page will be continuously updated, and will provide employers and their employees with valuable resources to navigate the many recent regulation changes. Click here to access our COVID-19 Resources page. As always, if you have any specific […]

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New Form I-9 Released

On January 31, 2020, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a new Form I-9. The form is dated 10/21/2019 and should be used immediately. USCIS is allowing employers a three-month grace period, however, during which the old form (dated 07/17/2017) may be used. By May 1, 2020, only the new form should […]

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Key ACA Taxes Repealed in 2020

OVERVIEW On December 20, 2019, President Trump signed into law a spending bill that prevents a government shutdown and repeals the following three taxes and fees under the Affordable Care Act (ACA): The Cadillac tax on high-cost group health coverage, beginning in 2020; The medical devices excise tax, beginning in 2020; and The health insurance […]

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IRS Provides Transition Relief for 2019 ACA Reporting

OVERVIEW On December 2, 2019, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2019-63 to: Extend the due date for furnishing forms under Sections 6055 and 6056 for 2019 from January 31, 2020, to March 2, 2020; Extend good-faith transition relief from penalties related to 2019 information reporting under Sections 6055 and 6056; and Provide additional […]

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