Learn more about the Employee Benefit Plan industry, news, updates, issues, and other topics related to group insurance plans.

September 1, 2021

More Employers May Be Required to Electronically File Some IRS Forms

On July 23, 2021, the IRS issued proposed rules that would significantly expand the number of employers required to electronically file information returns with the IRS
August 17, 2021

HHS Extends Public Health Emergency until October 18, 2021

On July 19, 2021, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (“HHS”), announced that the administration will renew the COVID-19 pandemic Public Health Emergency, scheduled […]
August 17, 2021

Additional Guidance Issued on the 2021 COBRA Subsidy

On July 26, 2021, the IRS released Notice 2021-46 providing additional guidance on the 2021 COBRA premium assistance (or “COBRA subsidy”). The 2021 COBRA subsidy […]
August 17, 2021

COBRA Subsidy Termination Notice Reminder

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 included COBRA premium assistance (a 100% COBRA subsidy) for certain assistance eligible individuals (“AEIs”) who lose group health […]
August 9, 2021

First Guidance on Surprise Medical Billing Issued

On July 13, 2021, the Departments of Health and Human Services (“HHS”), Labor (“DOL”), and the Treasury (collectively, “the Departments”) jointly published an interim final rule implementing provisions of the No Surprises Act (“NSA”).
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