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Increased Civil Penalty Amounts for Group Health Plan Violations

Increased Civil Penalty Amounts for Group Health Plan ViolationsEffective March 17, 2022, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has Increased civil penalty amounts for group health plan violations:

CDC Loosens Mask-wearing Guidance for Most of U.S. Population

CDC Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC loosens mask-wearing guidance for most of U.S. population.

The CDC provides COVID-19 Community Levels as a tool to help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data. These levels can be low, medium or high, and are determined by hospital beds being used, hospital admissions and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area. These levels inform the agency’s guidance on mask-wearing, among other topics such as COVID-19 vaccines and testing.

DOL Proposes Updates to Davis-Bacon and Related Acts

Davis Bacon UpdatesOn March 11, 2022, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a proposed rule to update certain provisions of the Davis-Bacon Act and other related laws that regulate wage rates for federal and federally assisted construction projects. This Legal Update video explains further.

4 Steps to Managing Mental Health at Your Organization

Create a Supportive Foundation

mental healthAn organization that is dedicated to preserving employee mental health and fostering a stigma-free environment is one that will succeed in its efforts to support employee mental health. Make sure that any mental health initiatives are aligned with core values, goals and ethics.

Wellness for Traveling Employees

traveling employeesWellness for traveling employees can be understandably difficult to stick to your plans, no matter how dedicated you are to living a healthy lifestyle day in, day out. This is particularly true if you have to travel frequently for work. Always being on the road can create roadblocks on your path toward eating healthy, getting enough exercise and prioritizing sleep.

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