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COVID-19 Relief Triggers ERISA Participant Notice Requirements

USA - June 18 2020 In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Congress, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) and the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) have each offered temporary…

Pamela D. Kaplan, Victoria E. Anderson.

IRS Issues Temporary Relief from Physical Presence Requirement for Spousal Consents Under Retirement Plans

USA - June 12 2020 On June 3, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued Notice 2020-24 providing temporary relief from the physical presence requirement for…

Marc Nawyn, Pamela D. Kaplan, Richard S. Chargar, Victoria E. Anderson.

Time for Employers to Update COBRA Notices

USA - June 8 2020 The Department of Labor (“DOL”) recently issued revised model COBRA notices containing additional information regarding the availability of non-COBRA…

Marc Nawyn, Pamela D. Kaplan, Richard S. Chargar, Victoria E. Anderson.

DOL Establishes New Electronic Disclosure Safe Harbor for ERISA-Covered Retirement Plans

USA - June 3 2020 On May 27, 2020, the Department of Labor published final regulations establishing a new electronic disclosure safe harbor for ERISA-covered…

Marc Nawyn, Pamela D. Kaplan, Richard S. Chargar, Victoria E. Anderson.

IRS Issues Cafeteria Plan Relief, Providing Employers Significant Discretion

USA - May 20 2020 The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) recently issued guidance relaxing several cafeteria plan rules to help employees deal with unanticipated…

Marc Nawyn, Pamela D. Kaplan, Richard S. Chargar.