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SSG Insights | Week of October 15th, 2021

Coping with Pandemic Financial Stress

Many households were stressed about their finances before the pandemic, but the past year has remained just as challenging. As a result, many Americans are still financially stressed out, which can negatively impact their mental health. If you are experiencing financial stress, know that you’re not alone.



Compliance Recap for September 2021

September saw a lot of activity in the compliance space, especially coming from the federal government. This September recap includes:

  • Vaccine Mandate Guidance Still Pending
  • IRS Releases Guidance on Sick Leave and Qualified Family Leave Reporting
  • COBRA Subsidy Expiration Notices Due
  • Departments Issue Proposed Rules Regarding No Surprises Act
  • Revisions Proposed to Form 5500 Annual Report
  • CMS Finalizes 2022 Benefit and Payment Parameters
  • IRS Releases Draft ACA Reporting Forms for 2021
  • CMS Releases 2022 Premiums and Cost-Sharing for Medicare Advantage and Part D Plans
  • IRS Announces 2022 ACA Affordability Requirement