COBRA Notice Deadline May 31

In the onslaught of changes in employment law resulting from the pandemic and other initiatives, one could be excused for missing one deadline or another, but that’s not the case with the government. In fact, one of the provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act subsidizes COBRA premiums for “Assistance Eligible Individuals” between April 1…

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COBRA Rules Changed

Some of the provisions in the COVID Relief bill make significant short-term changes to the rules governing the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA). Specifically, the legislation, which President Biden will sign into law today, allows individuals eligible for coverage under COBRA to maintain their employer-sponsored coverage after a layoff, furlough or reduction…

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DOL, IRS Extend COBRA Deadlines

The US Department of Labor (DOL) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) earlier this month issued a Joint Rule extending certain time frames for group health plans and other welfare and pension plans. In accordance with this latest Rule, plans must disregard the period from March 1, 2020 until 60 days after the announced end…

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