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COBRA: New Required and Recommended Notices

Apr 15, 2021 - by

To read this Alert in PDF format, click here. In our recent Alert on March 25, 2021 (see here), we briefly addressed some of the latest COBRA developments regarding (i) how to calculate COBRA deadlines now that the COVID-19-inspired suspension of the original deadlines has been lifted, and (ii) who […]

COBRA: New Developments – Suspended Deadlines

Mar 25, 2021 - by

To read this Alert in PDF format, click here. If you’re an employer and you offer a group health plan to your employees that is subject to COBRA, you will be affected by two recent developments coming out of Washington: New Guidance Regarding Suspension of COBRA Deadlines. The Department of […]

Congress Tinkers (Again) with Health FSAs and DCAPs

Jan 12, 2021 - by

To read this Alert in PDF format, click here.  In what is fast becoming an annual holiday tradition, Congress enacted a massive spending bill in the last week of the year that also includes provisions affecting the benefits employers offer to their employees. The “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021” includes, among […]

IRS Increases “Carryover” Limit for Health FSAs

Jun 19, 2020 - by

To read this Alert in PDF format, click here. If you offer a Health Flexible Spending Account (“Health FSA”) to your employees, you are probably already familiar with the rules that apply, including the following: Participants must make an election during open enrollment as to how much, if anything, they […]

DOL Issues Regulations for New Paid Leave Law

Apr 2, 2020 - by

When a new law is enacted, it normally takes months and sometimes years before regulations are issued.  But that is not the case with the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Act”). On April 1, scarcely two weeks after the Act was enacted, and on the very day the Act […]

DOL Issues Guidance on New Paid Leave Laws

Mar 26, 2020 - by

We are still waiting on regulations from the Department of Labor (“DOL”) for the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Act”), which requires most employers to provide paid leave due to COVID-19 issues. However, over the past few days, the DOL has issued several important pieces of guidance that you […]

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