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HIPAA Privacy and Coronavirus

USA - February 20 2020 With the recent spread of coronavirus (2019-nCoV), it is an important time to examine what information employers may share under HIPAA’s Privacy Rule…

Supreme Court Decision Offers Some Relief to Church-Affiliated Nonprofits Using ERISA Church Plan Exemption

USA - June 13 2017 On June 5, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned three appellate court decisions to restore a long-established understanding of the definition of a…

The IRS Releases FAQ Guidance on Premium Assistance for COBRA Coverage

USA - May 19 2021 On May 18, 2021, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2021-31 which contains much anticipated guidance needed to implement the COBRA…

Watch out for IRS letters: IRS Begins Enforcing Employer Mandate

USA - December 7 2017 The IRS has recently begun enforcing the "employer shared responsibility" (ESR) provisions of the Affordable Care Act (the "Act"), which require…

Jeffrey S. Ashendorf.

DOL Publishes FAQ Guidance and Model Notices Regarding the COBRA Subsidy Available Under the American Rescue Plan Act

USA - April 7 2021 The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), signed into law on March 11, 2021, requires employers to provide subsidized COBRA coverage to employees (and…