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"No Surprises Act" Compliance Tips For Group Health Plans and Health Insurance Issuers
Category: Employee Benefits, Employment, Insurance Regulatory
On July 13th, group health plans and health insurance issuers subject to the Federal No Surprises Act (the “Act”) received the first phase of interim final rules promulgated under the Act (the “Rules”) and issued by the Office of Personnel Management, Department of Labor (DOL), Department of…
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Tips for Complying with DOL's Retirement Plan Cybersecurity Guidance
Category: Employee Benefits, Employment, Information Security & Privacy
”Not if, but when" is a phrase commonly used to describe data breach risk. Holding just under $11 trillion in assets, employer-sponsored retirement plans are a particularly enticing target for cybercriminals. Through audits and best practice guidance, the Department of Labor (DOL) is encouraging…
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IRS COBRA Subsidy Guidance: 11 Takeaways
Category: Employee Benefits, Employment, Health Care, Insurance Regulatory
On May 18, 2021, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) published Notice 2021-31 (“Notice”), containing much-anticipated guidance on the American Rescue Plan Act’s (“ARPA”) COBRA premium assistance program. The Notice seeks to clarify certain matters related to the COBRA premium tax credit and…
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COBRA Subsidy Update: IRS provides penalty relief and instructions for applying Employment Tax credits
Category: Employee Benefits, Employment, Health Care, Insurance Regulatory
On Tuesday, the IRS published Notice 2021-24, which provides penalty relief for an employer’s failure to timely deposit Employment Taxes[1] related to the American Rescue Plan Act’s (ARPA) COBRA subsidy credits. The Notice includes instructions to employers on how to apply COBRA Credits in…
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DOL Publishes Model COBRA Notices and Premium Assistance Guidance
Category: Employee Benefits, Employment, Health Care, Insurance Regulatory
On April 7, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) posted model COBRA notices and issued FAQ guidance addressing the recently-enacted COBRA coverage subsidy. The FAQ guidance specifies that individuals may be eligible for premium subsidies from April 1, 2021 to September 30, 2021, if they are…
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