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Overview of the Impact of the Consolidated Appropriations Act on Employee Benefit Plans, Programs and Arrangements

USA - January 13 2021 Recently enacted H.R. 133, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (“the Act”), is a massive, 5,593-page piece of legislation that includes...

Supreme Court Holds that ERISA Does Not Preempt Arkansas PBM Law: The Impact on Employer Sponsored Group Health Plans

USA - December 31 2020 In a recently decided case, Rutledge v. Pharmaceutical Care Management Association, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Employee Retirement Income...

Tara Swenson Dwyer.

Labor and Treasury Departments and IRS Issue Relief to Employee Benefit Plan Participants & Beneficiaries during the COVID-19 National Emergency

USA - April 30 2020 On April 29th, in connection with the National Emergency declaration related to COVID-19, the Department of Labor, the Department of the Treasury, and...

The Impact of the CARES Act on 401(k) and Other Defined Contribution Plans

USA - April 28 2020 In a previous post, we covered the impact of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) on employee welfare benefit plans...

Patricia A. Moran.

Highlights from Three-Agency FAQs about the FFCRA and the CARES Act Relating to Group Health Plans

USA - April 15 2020 On April 11, 2020, the Departments of Labor ("DOL"), Health and Human Services ("HHS"), and the Treasury (collectively, "the Departments") issued a...

Patricia A. Moran.