REMINDER: PCORI Fees Due By July 31, 2021

REMINDER: PCORI Fees Due By July 31, 2021

This alert is of interest to all employers that sponsor self-insured group health plans, including Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs).  Note that the PCORI fee does not apply to most health FSAs. Employers that sponsor self-insured group health plans,...
Mini COBRA Quick Facts

Mini COBRA Quick Facts

As part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), employers now have some work to do as it pertains to COBRA and the new subsidies under the ARPA. ARPA created a COBRA subsidy from April 1 of 2021 to September 30 of 2021, paid by the employer or carrier, for...
Legal Alert: COBRA Subsidies and COVID-19: Who Gets the Credit?

Legal Alert: COBRA Subsidies and COVID-19: Who Gets the Credit?

The United States Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) enables qualified beneficiaries who lose health benefits due to a qualifying event to continue group health benefits. The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) provides for a 100% COBRA...
Congress Passes the American Rescue Plan Act

Congress Passes the American Rescue Plan Act

Congress has passed, and President Biden has signed, the American Rescue Plan Act, 2021 (ARPA), the third COVID-19 stimulus bill.  This new $1.9 trillion stimulus package includes several health and welfare benefits-related provisions relevant to employers and...