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New COBRA Premium Subsidy and Notices

The American Rescue Plan Act provides a 100% COBRA premium subsidy for certain individuals entitled to COBRA due to reduction of hours or involuntary termination of ...
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COBRA Premium Assistance Questions and Answers

The U.S. Department of Labor issued additional guidance about COBRA premium assistance under the American Rescue Plan Act. This guidance includes model notices and a ...
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PPE and Health FSA/HRA

The IRS announced that amounts paid for personal protective equipment such as masks, hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes for the primary purpose of preventing the spread ...
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IRS Guidance for Optional 125 Plan Changes

The IRS issued Notice 2021-15 providing operational guidance for recent permitted FSA changes. This Notice clarifies the temporary, special rules for health flexible ...
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Question of the Week

Q.- I heard there is an option for free COBRA. Does everyone who is on COBRA now get free coverage?
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ARPA and Increased Dependent Day Care FSA Limit

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARPA”) temporarily increases the maximum amount that may be excluded from taxable income under a dependent day care flexible ...
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COBRA Premium Subsidy in American Rescue Plan Act

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARPA”)  provides a COBRA premium subsidy for certain individuals.
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COBRA Timeframes: Extended Again

The Employee Benefits Security Administration issued Disaster Relief Notice 2021-01 on February 26, 2021 requiring an ongoing suspension of COBRA deadlines that come due ...
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COBRA Extension Period End

Changes are imminent in the COBRA world. While the COVID-19 pandemic is not over, the government-provided extension for COBRA enrollment and payments is about to end.
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Medical/Dental Expense Publication for 2020 Tax Filings

The IRS released an updated version of Publication 502- Medical and Dental Expenses- that should be used for filing 2020 tax returns. Publication 502 explains the ...
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