Compliance concepts graphic (Illustration by Chris Nicholls)

As compliance professionals, our motto is “details matter.” However, it’s easy to get lost in the details, particularly during a year like the one we’ve just experienced. Federal policy actions to address both the COVID-19 pandemic and the related economic downturn have rocked the world of benefits compliance in recent months. To help give perspective and make sense of it all, here is a bird’s eye view of today’s compliance landscape. We’ve selected the top ten compliance issues we think about most these days—both old and new—and summarized them.

Be sure to check out our calendar of key compliance dates for 2021 and beyond

Jennifer Berman is CEO of MZQ Consulting and senior vice president of compliance at Kelly Benefit Strategies. Jessica Waltman is senior compliance consultant at MZQ Consulting.

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