Insurance News

  • DOL Announces Final Rule on Tip Regulations September 23, 2021
    The New Rule Becomes Effective Nov. 23, 2021 On Sept. 23, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule that will amend Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations for tipped employees. The final rule is scheduled for publication in
  • Arizona Announces $12.80 Minimum Wage Rate for 2022 September 22, 2021
    New Rates Become Effective On Jan. 1, 2022 Arizona has announced a $12.80 minimum wage rate for 2022. Arizona’s minimum wage rate is adjusted annually to reflect changes in the cost of living. The new rate becomes effective on Jan.
  • DOL Extends Rescission Date for Joint Employer Rule to Oct. 5, 2021 September 20, 2021
    On Oct. 5, 2021 The 2020 Joint Employer Rule Will Be Removed In Its Entirety On July 29, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it is rescinding its 2020 Joint Employer Determination Rule (the Rule), effective Sept.
  • DOL Announces $11.25 Minimum Wage Rate for Federal Contractors September 17, 2021
    New Rates Will Apply To Federal Contractors on Jan. 1 and Jan. 30, 2022 On Sept. 15, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a minimum wage rate of $11.25 per hour for federal contractors. Similarly, the minimum wage
  • OSHA to Mandate Vaccine and Testing Temporary Standard for COVID-19 September 14, 2021
    New Requirements May Affect Employers With 100 Or More Employees On Sept. 9, 2021, President Biden announced that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is developing an emergency temporary standard (ETS). The new ETS will require private sector employers
  • Illinois Domestic Violence Leave to Cover All Victims of Violence September 14, 2021
    Illinois has amended the state Victims' Economic Security and Safety Act to provide victims of violent crime the same employee rights to unpaid leave the Act provides to victims of domestic, sexual and gender violence.
  • Changes Proposed to Form 5500 to Implement SECURE Act Rules September 14, 2021
    On Sept. 14, 2021, federal agencies announced proposed revisions to the Form 5500 Annual Return/Report. These changes are designed primarily to implement the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019 (SECURE Act) and to make other improvements.
  • IRS Issues Guidance for Reporting 2021 FFCRA Leave Wages September 10, 2021
    IRS Notice 2021-53, issued Sept. 7, 2021, provides guidance for employers on how to report qualified sick and family leave wages for employee leave taken in 2021 under the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA), as amended by the COVID-Related Tax Relief Act of 2020 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
  • Reminder: Medicare Part D Notices Are Due Before Oct. 15, 2021 September 7, 2021
    Employers who sponsor group health plans that offer prescription drug coverage to Medicare-eligible individuals must provide a Medicare Part D Creditable or Non-Creditable Coverage Notice to those individuals before October 15.
  • Nevada Requires Employers to Display New Poster by Oct. 1, 2021 August 27, 2021
    The New Poster Provides Employees With Notice of State Job Training and Employment Programs Nevada has amended its unemployment laws to require employers to display and maintain a new poster published by the state’s Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation

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Started in 1991, Glandon Insurance has grown into a General Agency and benefits advisory firm that works with brokers throughout Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee. We offer competitive products from top carriers across group and individual markets. Our knowledgeable, friendly staff understands the value and importance of personalized service. In 2014 we introduced the Broker Advantage – a service offering that combines the latest technology solutions for brokers and their clients with hands-on enrollment support. The Broker Advantage helps our broker client’s advise and support their clients insurance, benefit and HR needs.