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With the recent release of IRS Notice 2021-31, Employers and benefits professionals are finally receiving more direct guidance on the complexities of the ARP COBRA Premium Subsidy of 2021.
Notice 2021-31 includes an overview of the premium subsidy, as well as 86 new Frequently Asked Questions and Answers on this trending benefits topic of the year.
The premium assistance COBRA subsidy of 2021 comes with a multitude of employer responsibility from notifications, to benefits changes, to subsidized COBRA premiums. Further, the subsidy for covered employers, brings new payroll tax reporting responsibilities, in order for employers to receive the Federal tax credit on COBRA continuation coverage premiums that are being subsidized for the six month period ending September 30, 2021.
A year after the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic, The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) established the second ever COBRA premium subsidy for continuation coverage....
As detailed in a previous article, President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Act (ARPA) on March 11th.
Updated 03/15/2021. This information based on guidance provided by government agencies as of March 15th. Updates may follow.
Back in April of 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor, in conjunction with the Department of Treasury and the IRS, issued a Joint Final Rule that went into effect as March 1, 2020 – which was declared the start of the National Emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
USERRA is The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act that has some differences from that of COBRA benefits.
On Tuesday, November 10th the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the legality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the case California v. Texas.
(In continuation from the previous blog post)
In addition to those, the DOL and the Wage and Hour Division did pass a temp rule to help families during this time of COVID.
As summer fades and we enter the final month of the third quarter of 2020, there is still to vaccine for COVID-19 and no end in sight for the unprecedented pandemic that rattled the world as we knew it almost six months ago.
Here at CobraHelp, we have encountered just about every COBRA related scenario that could possibly arise in our 34 years of providing national COBRA administration for our Clients.