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Biden Administration reminds Employers that contraception is required under ACA’s Preventive Care Mandate with a few surprises

USA - August 9 2022 On July 28, 2022, the federal regulators (referred to as the “Departments”) released a new set of FAQs (Part 54) under the Affordable Care Act…

Brokerage Window Fiduciary Duties in Light of DOL Cryptocurrency Guidance

USA - May 1 2022 The DOL’s (DOL) recent warning that it is launching a new investigative program aimed at plans that offer investments in cryptocurrency and related…

IRS Clarifies COBRA Deadlines in Latest Tolling Notice

USA - October 8 2021 On Wednesday, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) and Department of Treasury (“Treasury”) released guidance (Notice 2021-58) clarifying certain…

COBRA Subsidy - Part II

USA - March 19 2021 The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARPA”) includes a provision amending the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) to…

DCFSA Limit Increases for 2021

USA - March 15 2021 The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARPA”) increases the dependent care flexible spending arrangement (“DCFSA”) annual limit from $5,000 to $10,500…

DOL Issues Non-Enforcement Policy for ESG and Proxy Voting Rules

USA - March 10 2021 As 2020 drew to a close, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) finalized a number of regulations relating to the fiduciary duties that apply to ERISA plan…

Action Steps for Employers that Received Exempt W-4s in 2020

USA - February 23 2021 Employees falling on hard times during the 2020 pandemic may in some instances have sought to increase their net take home pay by filing a revised…

CMS Updates Group Health Plan Reporting Concerning HRAs

USA - January 6 2020 CMS recently issued an updated version of the Section 111 Mandatory Group Health Plan Reporting Guide. The Guide provides rules on how responsible…

Deeper Dive into the new Proposed Electronic Disclosure Safe Harbor

USA - December 16 2019 In April 2011, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) requested information from the public on how the DOL could structure a new safe harbor for…

How to Ride the Wave of COBRA Notice Litigation without Wiping Out

USA - November 18 2019 As employers have noticed, there is a growing wave of COBRA notice class action lawsuits filed against large employers with at least six cases being…