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

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”).
August 9, 2021

ARPA Subsidy

Small employers currently covering employees whose hours were reduced below 25 hours per week or who are on furlough or layoff status should provide notice that coverage ended as of April 1, 2021 and that continuation coverage under COBRA or New Jersey continuation is available
July 30, 2021

Request for Information on Pharmacy Transparency

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (“CAA”) imposes new reporting requirements related to pharmacy benefits and prescription drug costs that apply to group health plans and health insurance issuers.
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