In October's Benefits Focus, we continue to keep you abreast of COVID-19's impact on your workplace through a review of the EEOC's updated FAQs that answer questions regarding the pandemic at work, as well as an examination of what employers should consider if they choose to mandate a COVID-19 vaccination.

We provide a reminder about Medicare Part D notices which includes a great overview of the steps you need to take if applicable. And, our legal update offers the possible scenarios of a new Supreme Court Justice's impact on future Affordable Care Act(ACA) litigation.

The Live Well, Work Well feature has a great article on avoiding pandemic fatigue that many of us are feeling, plus the various benefits of eating local produce.

Remember, the Alper Employee Benefits Team is here to answer any questions you have regarding this information or employee benefits in general.

Will Pinn, Director of Employee Benefits
Notices must be provided to eligible employees at your company by Thursday, Oct. 15th. Find out if this applies to you and the action steps to take.

We examine the considerations employers must review if they decide to require employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccination when it's available.

If a new Supreme Court Justice is confirmed before the election, it could greatly impact the outcome of ACA litigation.

The new FAQs address various issues related to employees returning to work during the pandemic.

This month's Live Well, Work Well features ways to combat pandemic fatigue and explains the benefits of eating seasonal produce.

IRS Notice 2020-76 delayed the deadline for furnishing 2020 statements to individuals under Internal Revenue Code Sections 6055 and 6056.

Dates Not To Miss!
Check out the events that Alera Group and Alper will host in the weeks ahead.
Virtual Wellbeing Fair
Monday, Oct. 19 - Friday, Oct. 23

Join us to learn about social, mental, physical, community and career wellbeing in Alera's week-long series of events.

Intro to Consumer Directed Healthcare
Wednesday, Oct. 14, 11a-12p CST

Gain an understanding of the background of Consumer Directed Healthcare, HSA eligibility and contribution rules, how HSA funds may be used, and how employers may contribute to HSAs.

The Alper Services Employee Benefits Team is here for you! Contact your Account Manager with questions regarding your coverage or the content you see here.
Will Pinn
Director of Employee Benefits
P: 312-654-4267

Cindy O'Toole
Account Manager
P: 312-867-7318
Brandon Greenberg
Account Executive
P: 312-654-4266