health and welfare

Additional COBRA Premium Assistance Guidance Under ARPA

The DOL has issued additional COBRA premium assistance guidance under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

FuturePlan ERISA Team

DOL

Health and Welfare

DOL Proposes Withdrawal of Independent Contractor Rule

The Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division has proposed to withdraw the independent contractor rule, which has not yet taken effect. 

FuturePlan ERISA Team

Defined Contribution Plan

DOL

Health and Welfare

American Rescue Plan Act Provides Coronavirus Relief

President Biden has signed legislation that funds another round of assistance as the nation copes with the health and economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic. 

FuturePlan ERISA Team

Washington Pulse

Defined Benefit Plan

DOL

Health and Welfare

Legislative updates

President Signs Amended COVID-19 Relief Legislation

President Biden has signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act one day after the House of Representatives voted to pass the amended package. 

FuturePlan ERISA Team

COVID-19

Defined Benefit Plan

Health and Welfare

Legislative updates

House Passes Amended COVID-19 Relief Bill

Following Senate passage, the House of Representatives has passed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to provide additional relief to address the continued impact of COVID-19. 

FuturePlan ERISA Team

COVID-19

Defined Benefit Plan

Health and Welfare

Legislative updates

DOL Delays Effective Date for Independent Contractor Regulations

The DOL Wage and Hour Division has finalized its proposal to delay until May 7, 2021, the effective date of final regulations on independent contractor status. 

FuturePlan ERISA Team

Defined Contribution Plan

DOL

Health and Welfare

Guidance Issued for Health Plans Regarding COVID-19 Services

The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Treasury have issued “FAQs About Families First Coronavirus Response Act and Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act Implementation Part 44”. 

FuturePlan ERISA Team

COVID-19

Health and Welfare

DOL

House Passes COVID-19 Relief Bill

The House of Representatives has passed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to provide additional relief to address the continued impact of COVID-19. 

FuturePlan ERISA Team

COVID-19

Defined Benefit Plan

Defined Contribution Plan

Health and Welfare

Legislative updates

COVID-19 Relief for Benefit Plans Continued

The DOL’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) has released Disaster Relief Notice 2021-01 providing guidance on the duration of COVID-19-related relief. 

FuturePlan ERISA Team

COVID-19

Defined Contribution Plan

DOL

Health and Welfare

IRS Posts 2020 Tax Year Health Savings Arrangement Publication

The IRS has posted the 2020 tax year Publication 969, Health Savings Accounts and Other Tax-Favored Health Plans. 

FuturePlan ERISA Team

Health and Welfare

Forms and Publications

Savings

Individual

IRS

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