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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…

Francisco Cebada, Marc Nawyn, Pamela D. Kaplan, 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…

Francisco Cebada, Marc Nawyn, Pamela D. Kaplan, 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…

Francisco Cebada, Marc Nawyn, Pamela D. Kaplan, 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…

Francisco Cebada, Marc Nawyn, Pamela D. Kaplan.

COVID-19: Employee Benefit Measures for Preserving Cash and Saving Jobs

USA - May 18 2020 The uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic have made it difficult for employers to predict the long-term impact of the pandemic on their…

Francisco Cebada, Marc Nawyn, Pamela D. Kaplan, Victoria E. Anderson.