Spencer’s Benefits NetNews – March 13, 2020

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  • News

    WHD releases FMLA-related COVID-19 guidance

    The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has published guidance on dealing with coronavirus in the workplace. The guidance is contained in 11 frequently-asked-questions and answers about COVID-19 and the FMLA.

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    Emergency paid leave bill would help workers deal with coronavirus

    As lawmakers raise important questions about the Trump Administration’s readiness to effectively manage the COVID-19 outbreak, Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) are taking action to help workers deal with potential workplace realities and avoid job loss in the event that they or a family member contract the coronavirus.

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    Bipartisan retirement savings 2.0 talks ongoing

    Bipartisan talks among lawmakers on another round of retirement savings legislation known as “Retirement 2.0″ or “SECURE Act 2.0″ are ongoing. The bipartisan Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (SECURE Act) (P.L. 116-94) signed into law at the end of 2019 was the first major retirement legislation enacted since 2006.

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    Supreme Court will review ACA individual mandate case

    The Supreme Court has agreed to review the Fifth Circuit’s ruling that found the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual mandate unconstitutional. The court granted certiorari for two petitions, consolidating the cases for one hour of oral argument next fall.

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    Digital health solutions are here to stay, expert says

    Approximately 68 percent of employers said that they are likely to invest more in digital health over the next five years, according to research from Mercer. At a recent Mercer webinar, Health Benefits in 2020 and Beyond, Kate Brown, leader at Mercer’s Center for Health Innovation, said, “There is a digital transformation going on within our society, within our businesses, and within our HR functions. Digital health solutions are here to stay in the benefits space, and employers need to earmark dollars for this strategy as we look forward.”

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