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New COBRA Subsidies—What Employers Need to Know Now

USA - March 12 2021 This week, Congress passed and the President signed the American Rescue Plan Act ("the Act"). Under the Act, the federal government will subsidize…

Lisa A. Tavares, Ryann M. Aaron, Scott D. Thompson, Thora A. Johnson.

Upcoming Deadlines for Employer Health Plans

USA - February 23 2021 Reporting by Applicable Large Employers (ALEs). In general terms, an employer was an ALE in 2020 if it averaged 50 or more full-time equivalent…

Ryann M. Aaron, Thora A. Johnson.

Price Transparency Regulations Applicable to Group Health Plans and Insurers Are Here

USA - October 30 2020 On October 29, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the U.S. Department of…

Celia E. Van Lenten, Jaclyn A. Machometa, Thora A. Johnson.

2021 Dollar Limits on Compensation and Benefits

USA - October 28 2020 The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced 2021-dollar limitations on benefits, contributions, and compensation. The Internal Revenue Code…

Carol V. Calhoun, Harry I. Atlas, Lisa A. Tavares, Thora A. Johnson.

Upcoming PCORI Fee Deadline for Employer Medical Plans

USA - June 12 2020 The fee is used to fund the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Originally, the fee was to last only 6 years, with calendar-year…

Lisa A. Tavares, Ryann M. Aaron, Thora A. Johnson.