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Check: Does your EPLI cover covid lawsuits?

Your employment practices liability insurance policy may not cover you for many lawsuits related to the coronavirus and covid-19. Now is the time to check with your insurance agent to know what your EPLI policy covers and whether you need to make coverage changes.

14.6 million lost health insurance since spring

An estimated 7.7 million workers lost employer-provided health insurance when they became unemployed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Watch out! You could be liable for at-home workers’ comp injuries

Telecommuting plans hatched this spring were understandably ad hoc. Now it’s time to formally assess some of the employment law risks. That includes addressing workers’ compensation-qualifying injuries that occur at employees’ homes.

‘A wake-up call on employee benefits’: COVID is driving more interest in open enrollment

While a vast majority of employees typically choose the same benefits year after year, that could be changing.

3 Supreme Court cases HR should watch

The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2020-2021 term is in full swing. So far, there are three cases on the docket that may affect employers. Here’s a brief summary of each.

Pandemic to trigger 4.4% health cost hike

That looks surprisingly “normal”—until it’s viewed in the context of employee wage growth, which has fallen to near zero this year.

After Ginsburg, Supreme Court could toss ACA

Oral arguments in the case of California v. Texas are scheduled for Nov. 10, the third time the constitutionality of the landmark health care reform law has been tested.

Presidential campaign: Where Trump, Biden differ on HR issues

President Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden disagree on most issues affecting America’s workplaces. Here is a breakdown of where they stand.

Do your employees rely on mail-order prescriptions?

With questions being raised about potential delays in U.S. Postal Service delivery, the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that 6.6 million enrollees in health insurance plans sponsored by large employers counted on mail-order pharmacies for at least one prescription in 2018.

Workers’ comp increasingly covers covid-19

Most states have now modified their workers’ compensation systems to cover employees unable to work because they contracted covid-19 on the job.