GSA NATIONAL BLOG

IRS Offers Guidance and Flexibility for Employee Benefit Plans

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released guidance to allow temporary changes to Section 125 Cafeteria Plans. These changes extend the claims period for healthcare flexible spending arrangements (FSAs) and dependent... Read More

May 14, 2020
4 min read

DOL Issues Health Plan Deadline Extensions

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak the Department of Labor, in coordination with the IRS and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), issued a notice extending certain health plan... Read More

May 13, 2020
3 min read

Paid Leave Required to Maintain a Mission-Ready Workforce During the COVID-19 Outbreak Pursuant to Section 3610 of the CARES Act

On April 8, 2020 the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) issued a Class Deviation authorizing contracting officers to use a new clause – DFARS 231.205-79, CARES Act Section 3610 Implementation, to assist... Read More

April 22, 2020
4 min read

COVID-19 Update: Federal Paid Leave Requirements and The Families First Coronavirus Response Act

We at GSA National are staying on top of the developments related to COVID-19 and their impact on the business community. Last week President Trump signed into law The Families First... Read More

March 25, 2020
8 min read

GSA National's Business Continuity Plan for COVID-19

In light of COVID-19, both global and national concerns, we would like to provide you with information pertaining to GSA National’s business continuity preparedness.  GSA has an established business continuity platform... Read More

March 12, 2020
4 min read

DOL Breaks Violation Findings Record in Wage & Hour Enforcement in 2019

The upward trend in the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigations continued at a record breaking rate in 2019. Also increasing were the number of investigations finding violations (1,571),... Read More

February 11, 2020
3 min read

GSA National Announces Leadership Transition

GSA National announces today an executive leadership transition. Founder and President Tom Kelly will become Chief Strategy Officer of GSA National. With this move, current Vice President of Operations, Matt... Read More

December 13, 2019
3 min read

Revocation of Executive Order 13495 – What does it mean for Government Contractors?

Requiring First Refusal Rights to Employees Covered under Predecessor SCA Contract Just when we were settling down with recent regulations governing the nondisplacement of workers upon the expiration of a... Read More

November 12, 2019
4 min read

President Revokes Executive Order 13495

Last week, President Trump revoked Executive Order (Order) 13495, the Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers, which applied to contracts under the Service Contract Act.  Executive Order 13495 previously required that successor... Read More

November 8, 2019
2 min read

DOL Announces Update to 2019 Service Contract Act Health & Welfare Rate

The U.S. Department of Labor has released its annual memorandum regarding the rate for Service Contract Act (SCA) Health and Welfare Fringe Benefits. The new rate of $4.54 per hour... Read More

July 17, 2019
3 min read

The Importance of SCA Compliance and Recent DOL Violations

Department of Labor (DOL) wage and hour investigations are on the rise. This trend serves our industry with a critical reminder to review your company’s Service Contract Act (SCA) and Davis-Bacon... Read More

February 5, 2019
3 min read

Compliance | Education | Support – Solutions for Government Contractors

No other employee benefits firm supports more benefits, more carriers, or provides more solutions to government contractors. For over 20 years, GSA National has provided unique solutions to government contractors... Read More

December 4, 2018
2 min read
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