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American Rescue Plan Act (ARP)

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Reminder: COBRA Subsidy to End, Notice of Termination Required

The subsidy for COBRA coverage under the American Rescue Plan Act comes to an end on September 30, 2021. There is no indication at this time that the subsidy will be extended. That means that, beginning October 1, plan and COBRA administrators may start collecting premium payments from individuals who qualified for COBRA because of [&hellip… Continue Reading »

Reminder: COBRA Notice Deadline is May 31

This is a reminder that a COBRA notice deadline is approaching. It applies to employers that are subject to the federal COBRA rules. The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) requires employers that are subject to the federal COBRA rules to provide notice to those who do not currently have COBRA continuation coverage, but who are [&hellip… Continue Reading »

IRS Issues Additional Dependent Care FSA Guidance

Following up on guidance issued in February the IRS has issued a new notice on the temporary carryover rules for dependent care flexible spending accounts. The 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) provides that, for plan years ending in 2020 and 2021, participants in a dependent care plan may carry over unused amounts into the next plan year. These carryover [&hellip… Continue Reading »

ARP: Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) will have significant and immediate impacts on employee benefit plans, employers, and other plan sponsors and plan administrators. President Biden signed the ARP stimulus bill today. We highlight the most significant employee benefits and executive compensation changes under the ARP below. COBRA Provisions Section 9501 of the ARP requires employers [&hellip… Continue Reading »