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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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Marketplace Enrollment Extended

The federal government has extended the Health Care Reform Marketplace special enrollment window. Individuals may enroll in Marketplace coverage or change their plans ...
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ARPA Premium Assistance and Offering Lower Cost Plan

Cobra Control Services is collecting information on employer decision regarding offering a lower-cost plan to ARPA subsidy eligible continuants. Under the subsidy rules, ...
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Question of the Week

Q.- A participant wants to enroll in our health FSA now but he didn’t make an election to do so during our open enrollment for the plan year starting 1/1/2021. He told ...
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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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ACA Information

IRS Publication 5187 “Affordable Care Act: What You and Your Family Need to Know,” explains the Affordable Care Act and what individuals should understand about how ACA ...
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Question of the Week

Q.- Last year, we amended our health FSA to allow reimbursements of menstrual products and over-the-counter drugs without a prescription. Was this allowed just for the ...
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More Marketplace Subsidy Participants

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 increases the number of Americans who will be eligible to receive premium assistance to purchase health coverage through the ACA ...
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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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IRS And Identity Theft

The IRS’ Security Summit, which is a partnership among the Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the private-sector tax industry, works to combat identity ...
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