By Erin Turley, Jacob Mattinson, Judith Wethall, Sarah Raaii and Teal Trujillo on Jun 9, 2021
Posted In Employee Benefits, Employment, Health and Welfare Plans
On May 18, 2021, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued much-anticipated Notice 2021-31 (the Notice) regarding the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) premium subsidy provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA). Under ARPA, a 100% COBRA premium subsidy and additional COBRA enrollment rights are available to certain assistance eligible individuals (AEIs)...
By Jacob Mattinson, Judith Wethall and Teal Trujillo on Mar 17, 2021
Posted In Employee Benefits, Health and Welfare Plans
Two days before the one-year anniversary of the official start of the COVID-19 outbreak, the US Department of Labor (DOL) issued a last-minute notice clarifying its prior guidance that relaxed the deadlines for the Employee Retirement Income Security Act-governed group health and welfare plans (ERISA) related to the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) and...