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2022 Aon Washington Report Index

Weekly federal legislative and regulatory updates affecting the U.S. workforce and workplace.

Aon Washington Report - 09/28/2022
  • IRS Announces 2022–2023 Special Per Diem Rates
Aon Washington Report - 09/21/2022
  • IRS Updates Information on WOTC; Assisting Employers in Hiring Certain Categories of Employees
Aon Washington Report - 09/14/2022
  • PBGC Releases FY 2021 Projections Report
  • Departments Issue Transparency FAQs Limiting Employer Responsibility for Posting MRF Links
  • Departments Issue Final Regulations and Additional FAQs Regarding the No Surprises Act
Aon Washington Report - 09/07/2022
  • Congress Returns After Summer Recess
Aon Washington Report - 08/31/2022
  • Congress Adjourned for August Recess
  • Employer Health Plans Face December 27 Deadline for Submitting Rx Data to CMS
Aon Washington Report - 08/24/2022
  • Congress Adjourned for August Recess
  • Departments Issue Final Rules on Surprise Medical Billing; Release Corresponding FAQs and Fact Sheet
Aon Washington Report - 08/17/2022
  • President Biden Signs Inflation Reduction Act Into Law
  • Congress Adjourned for August Recess
  • Congress Passes Inflation Reduction Act of 2022
Aon Washington Report - 08/10/2022
  • Inflation Reduction Act Passes Senate; Includes Health, Tax, and Energy Provisions
  • August Congressional Recess Update
  • Biden Administration Releases Two New Reports on Long COVID
  • President Announces EO on Securing Access to Reproductive and Other Health Care Services
  • IRS Issues Notice on Extension of Deadline for Retirement Plans
  • DOL Launches Initiative Focusing on Maternal Health and Workplace Protections for Expectant Mothers
  • After Dobbs, Departments Emphasize ACA Contraceptive Coverage Requirements
  • HHS Proposes New Section 1557 Health Care Nondiscrimination Rules
  • IRS Announces Lower 2023 Affordability Percentage for ACA Employer Mandate
  • Now Available: Legal Consulting & Compliance Quarterly Update
Aon Washington Report - 08/03/2022
  • Congress Adjourns for August Recess
  • House Approves Telehealth Bill
  • CMS Announces 2023 Projected Medicare Basic Part D Average Premium
  • Commemorating the 32nd Anniversary of the ADA, HHS and DOJ Issue Guidance on Nondiscrimination in Telehealth
  • IRS Announces Affordability Percentage for ACA Employer Mandate in 2023
  • DOL, HHS, and Treasury Issue FAQs on Birth Control Coverage Requirements
Aon Washington Report - 07/27/2022
  • Congress Prepares to Adjourn for August Recess
  • HHS Releases Proposed Rule to Strengthen Nondiscrimination in Health Care
  • EEOC Tightens Up Guidance on COVID-19 Workplace Testing
Aon Washington Report - 07/20/2022
  • IRS Releases Draft 2022 Forms 1094-C and 1095-C
  • DOL Releases NPRM Providing Workers on Federal Service Contracts Right of First Refusal of Employment
  • WHD Announces Webinar and New Resources: Rehabilitation Act Section 511 and FLSA Section 14(c)
  • EEOC Updates COVID-19 Technical Assistance; Addresses Workplace Necessity of Testing
  • HHS Renews Public Health Emergency Declaration . . . Again
Aon Washington Report - 07/13/2022
  • PBGC Issues Final Rule on SFA Program for Multiemployer Pension Plans
  • DOL Launches Android Timesheet App for Employees and Employers to Record Hours, Overtime, Breaks; Compute Wages
  • CMS Forecasts Upcoming Guidance on ACA Transparency Machine Readable Files
Aon Washington Report - 06/29/2022
  • EEOC Announces Addition of X Gender Marker to Voluntary Questions During Charge Intake Process
  • Spring 2022 Regulatory Agenda Released
  • DOL Publishes Guidance on Rehabilitation Act Section 511 and FLSA Section 14(c)
  • U.S. Supreme Court Overrules Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey
Aon Washington Report - 06/15/2022
  • HHS Releases Guidance on HIPAA and Audio-Only Telehealth
  • IRS Increases Mileage Rate Effective July 1, 2022
  • EEOC Announces Registration Now Open for Federal and Private Employer Training Courses
Aon Washington Report - 06/08/2022
  • SSA Releases 2022 OASDI Trustees Report
Aon Washington Report - 06/01/2022
  • Congress Adjourns for Memorial Day Holiday
  • HHS Issues Final Rule Withdrawing Previous SUNSET Rule
  • IRS Releases Fiscal Year 2021 Data Book
  • WHD Publishes New FMLA Guidance on Mental Health, Job-Protected Leave for Employees and Employers
  • Agencies Release Notice on Final Revisions for the 2022 Form 5500 Series Annual Return/Report
Aon Washington Report - 05/25/2022
  • Congress to Recess for Memorial Day Holiday
Aon Washington Report - 05/18/2022
  • IRS Releases Notice on Extension of Temporary Relief From the Physical Presence Requirement Through December 31, 2022
  • Employer Considerations in Anticipating a Post-Roe World
Aon Washington Report - 05/11/2022
  • DOL Announces Mental Health Parity Compliance Assistance National Webcast
  • HHS Announces Launch of Maternal Mental Health Hotline
  • Now Available: Legal Consulting & Compliance Quarterly Update
Aon Washington Report - 05/04/2022
  • IRS Announces 2023 HSA Limits; Excepted Benefit HRA Maximum Amount
  • CMS Releases Final Regulations on Medicare Program: Contract Year 2023 Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage (Part C) and Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit (Part D) Programs
  • HHS Releases Final Regulations on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2023
  • Departments Release New Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder, MHPAEA Resources
  • Treasury, IRS Request Comments for the 2022–2023 Priority Guidance Plan
  • IRS Issues 2023 HSA Limits
  • Employer Group Health Plans and Insurers Face July 1 Date for Implementing Phase 1 of Transparency in Coverage Rule
Aon Washington Report - 04/27/2022
  • CMS Announces Proposed Rule on Medicare Access, Enrollment, and SEPs
  • Departments Issue FAQs About ACA Implementation Part 53: Transparency in Coverage Machine-Readable Files
Aon Washington Report - 04/20/2022
  • Congress Adjourned for Spring Recess
  • EEOC Opens 2021 EEO-1 Component 1 Data Collection; Deadline to Submit and Certify Reports Is May 17
  • HHS Again Renews COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Declaration
Aon Washington Report - 04/13/2022
  • President Biden Signs EO on Improving Access to Health Coverage
  • Congress Adjourned for Spring Recess
  • Biden Administration Proposes Regulations Fixing “Family Glitch” in Eligibility for Exchange Subsidies
Aon Washington Report - 04/06/2022
  • House Passes Affordable Insulin Now Act
  • House Passes Securing a Strong Retirement Act
  • Congress to Adjourn for Spring Recess
  • IRS, White House Release Proposed Regulations on PTC: Affordability of Employer Coverage for Family Members of Employees
  • HHS Announces New Way for Medicare Beneficiaries to Obtain Free COVID-19 Tests
  • EEOC Adds Non-Binary Gender Option to Discrimination Charge Intake Process; White House Releases Fact Sheet on Non-Binary “X” Gender Marker in Federal Government
  • DOL Unveils “Mental Health at Work: What Can I Do?” PSA Campaign
  • Aon Hosts Webinar on Pension Risk Transfer and Beyond
Aon Washington Report - 03/30/2022
  • President Biden Releases Fiscal Year 2023 Budget
  • Congress to Adjourn for Spring Recess
  • IRS Publishes Proposed Regulations on MEPs
  • DOL, OSHA Announce Proposed Rule Improving Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses
  • EEOC Releases FY 2021 APR and FY 2023 Budget Justification
  • Aon Hosts Webinar on Pension Risk Transfer and Beyond
Aon Washington Report - 03/23/2022
  • President Expected to Release 2023 Fiscal Budget Request to Congress on March 28
  • House Approves CROWN Act; Prohibits Discrimination Based Upon Hair Texture or Style
  • House Passes FAIR Act; Bans Mandatory Arbitration Agreements
  • President Signs CAA 2022 Into Law; Includes Telehealth and Health Savings Account Relief
  • IRS Publishes Notice on Methodology for Calculating Qualifying Payment Amount in 2022; No Surprises Act
  • DOL Announces Proposed Rule Modifying Discrimination Procedures in Federal Contracting
  • CAA 2022 Temporarily Revives Telehealth Relief for HDHPs While Creating Coverage Gap for 2022
  • Department of Labor Issues Guidance on Prohibited Retaliation Under the FMLA
Aon Washington Report - 03/16/2022
  • EEOC Releases Technical Assistance Document and Updated Guidance About Discrimination Against Caregivers Due to COVID-19
  • EEOC Updates Guidance on Religious Objections to COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements
  • DOL Releases Compliance Assistance Release on 401(k) Plan Investments in “Cryptocurrencies”
  • DOL Issues Guidance on Prohibited Retaliation Against Employees
  • DOL and Justice Department Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Strengthen Partnership to Protect Employees
  • EEOC Updates Employer Guidance on Religious Objections to Employer COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates
Aon Washington Report - 03/09/2022
  • President Signs Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act Into Law
  • White House Launches Test-to-Treat Initiative as Part of National COVID-19 Preparedness Plan
  • IRS Releases Proposed Regulations on Required Minimum Distributions
  • IRS Updates FAQs for Tax Credits for Paid Leave Under the American Rescue Plan Act
Aon Washington Report - 03/02/2022
  • President Delivers State of the Union Address
  • DOL Releases Memorandum on Surprise Billing Protections for Consumers Responding to Recent District Court Order
Aon Washington Report - 02/23/2022
  • Senate Passes Bill Ending Forced Arbitration in Sexual Assault and Harassment Cases
  • DOL Announces Warehouse and Logistics Worker Initiative
  • Report to Congress Highlights Health Plan Violations of Mental Health Parity Law
Aon Washington Report - 02/09/2022
  • House Approves Bill Ending Forced Arbitration in Sexual Assault and Harassment Cases
  • Departments Release FAQs About FFCRA and CARES Act, Part 52; Address Coverage of OTC Tests
  • CMS Announces Medicare Will Cover Free OTC COVID-19 Tests; Releases FAQs
  • Departments Clarify Guidance on Coverage of OTC COVID-19 Tests
  • Now Available: Legal Consulting & Compliance Quarterly Update
Aon Washington Report - 02/02/2022
  • Departments Release 2022 MHPAEA Report to Congress
  • IRS Releases Cumulative List of Changes For 403(b) Pre-Approved Plans
  • IRS Releases Publication 15-B: Employer's Tax Guide to Fringe Benefits, For Use in 2022
  • Updates Released for ACA Preventive Services
Aon Washington Report - 01/26/2022
  • OSHA Issues Rule Withdrawing COVID-19 ETS
  • Texas Federal Court Halts COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Federal Employees
  • IRS Issues Notice on Retroactive Termination of Employee Retention Credit
  • HHS Yet Again Renews COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Declaration
  • Aon Publications on Federal Developments in 2021
Aon Washington Report - 01/19/2022
  • Supreme Court Releases Decisions on Vaccine Mandates; Blocks Vaccine-or-Test Mandate for Private Employers but Allows Mandate for Federal Health Care Workers to Remain in Effect
  • HRSA Updates Affordable Care Act Preventive Health Care Guidelines for Women and Children; Releases ASPE Report
  • DOL Releases FAB on Minimum Wage EO 14026
  • Supremes Block OSHA Vax-or-Test Mandate for Private Employers but Allow CMS's Vax Mandate for Federal Health Care Workers
  • Now Available: 2022 Aon Compliance Calendar: Significant Retirement and Health & Welfare Due Dates
  • Departments Require First-Dollar Coverage of OTC COVID-19 Tests
  • DOL Announces Temporary Reasonable Good Faith Standard for Disclosures by Group Health Plan Service Providers
  • Medicare Part D Disclosure Reminder
Aon Washington Report - 01/12/2022
  • President to Deliver State of the Union March 1
  • Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments on COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates
  • HHS, CMS, and DOL Release FAQs on COVID-19 At-Home Tests; Insurance Companies and Group Health Plans Must Cover Cost Beginning January 15, 2022
  • OSHA Officially Withdraws Expired Healthcare ETS; Continues to Work on Permanent Version
  • EBSA Publishes FAB on Enforcement Policy on Disclosure Requirements for Group Health Plan Service Providers
  • HHS Releases Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2023; Publishes Premium Adjustment Percentage and Other Related Guidance
  • IRS Releases Guidance on Methodology for Calculating QPA in 2022 as Part of No Surprises Act
  • IRS Releases Adjusted Applicable Dollar Amount for PCORTF Fee for Insured and Self-Insured Health Plans
  • IRS Releases 2022 Covered Compensation Tables
  • EBSA, IRS, and PBGC Release Information Copies of the 2021 Form 5500 Series Annual Return/Report and Related Instructions
  • 2022 Limits for Benefit Plans
  • IRS Permanently Extends Due Date for Sending Form 1095-C to Individuals
  • IRS Issues Adjusted PCORI Fee for Plan Sponsors

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