Category Archives: News You Can Use

Mental Health Matters

For more than 70 years, Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed in May. Mental health—how you think, feel and act—can change over time… Read More »

Health Care Claims May Surge in 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a drastic toll on individuals’ health routines. Many people have postponed preventive care during the pandemic, waiting for a… Read More »

Alcohol-Related Illnesses

Excessive consumption of alcohol can cause many negative health effects. “Excessive consumption” means more than two drinks per day for a man under 65… Read More »

Alcohol Awareness

Consuming too much of anything is bad for you, but alcohol is among the worst. Over-indulging in alcohol increases your risk for injuries, unhealthy weight, disease and even some types of cancer. That’s why it’s so important to practice responsible drinking habits.

COBRA Subsidy Provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), signed into law March 11, 2021, provides a 100% subsidy of premiums for employer-sponsored group health insurance continued… Read More »

COBRA Subsidy Provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), signed into law March 11, 2021, provides a 100% subsidy of premiums for employer-sponsored group health insurance continued under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986 (COBRA) and similar state continuation of coverage (mini-COBRA) programs.

President Biden Directs States to Make All Adults Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine by May 1

On Thursday, March 11, 2021, President Joe Biden directed states to make all adults, ages 18 and older, eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations by May… Read More »

American Rescue Plan

President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) into law on March 11, 2021. Along with providing financial relief for individuals, state and local governments, schools, businesses and for other purposes, the law contains the following measures of special interest to employers and their employees:

New Dietary Guidelines for Americans Released

The newest version of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (2020-2025) offers science-based nutrition advice to develop healthy eating habits and reduce chronic disease risk. For the first time, this edition provides recommendations by life stage, from birth through older adulthood.

CDC Updates Quarantine Recommendations for Vaccinated Individuals

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released interim COVID-19 vaccine considerations. Notably, the guidance states that fully vaccinated individuals who meet… Read More »