As we welcome September, the Alper Team continues to prep for open enrollment season. This month's Benefits Focus features a resource that explains how COVID-19 may affect your 2021 benefits plan. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is front and center as we review revised penalty amounts for 2021. We also explain how the ACA's constitutionality will come under review before the Supreme Court in November.

Our fourth article examines case studies of wrongful death lawsuits brought against employers after an employee dies from COVID-19. It also provides some resources on how to avoid such lawsuits. The Live Well, Work Well feature has a great article on choosing an effective hand sanitizer now that so many new options have hit stores.

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
As COVID-19 continues to impact us, we outline some of the most common changes affecting the 2021 enrollment season.

On August 19, 2020, the IRS made changes to the ACA pay or play penalty amounts that will take affect in 2021.

Arguments challenging the constitutionality of the ACA will be heard on Nov. 10, 2020 with a verdict expected in Spring 2021.

See examples of employers named in wrongful death lawsuits due to COVID-19 and learn best practices that could help avoid litigation.

This month's Live Well, Work Well gets down and dirty on hand sanitizers, low-stress diet tips and advice on decision making while feeling anxious.

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