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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.

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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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