COVID-19 Resources


Jan 21 2021

TRUCKER HUSS WEBINAR: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 — Understanding the Health and Welfare and Retirement Provisions

Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 — Understanding the Health and Welfare and Retirement Provisions 2021.1.21 DATE: Thursday, January 21, 2021 TIME: 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM PST PRESENTERS:  Mary Powell, Kevin Nolt, Katuri Kaye and Lindsay Docto In a year-end piece of legislation that is 5,593 pages in length, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (the “CAA”) […]

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May 28 2020

TRUCKER HUSS WEBINAR: COVID-19 Guidance for Health Plans: Putting It All Together!

DATE: Thursday, May 28th TIME: 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM PDT PRESENTERS:  Mary Powell, Sarah Kanter, and Lindsay Docto This webinar will provide an overview—plus some insights—on the new legislation, regulations and other guidance recently issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new guidance has left many plan sponsors feeling overwhelmed and confused about […]

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Apr 09 2020

TRUCKER HUSS WEBINAR: ERISA and Tax Considerations for Severance Benefit Plans

DATE: Thursday, April 9th TIME: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT PRESENTERS: Marc Fosse and Mary Powell As the shelter-in-place timelines are extended, many employers are faced with decisions about whether to provide severance pay or benefits in connection with a reduction-in-force or layoff.  Designing and implementing a severance benefit plan, or drafting a severance […]

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Mar 26 2020

TRUCKER HUSS WEBINAR: COVID-19 Impact on Employee Benefit Plans

DATE: Thursday, March 26th TIME: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM PDT PRESENTERS: Mary Powell, Kevin Nolt, Robert Gower and Lindsay Docto Due to the urgent crisis the United States is facing because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the President has declared a national emergency, as well as declaring major disasters in California, Washington and New York. […]

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Tri-Agencies Provide Additional At-Home COVID-19 Testing Coverage Guidance

RYAN KADEVARI and JENNIFER TRUONG, February 22, 2022  On February 4, 2022, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury (collectively, the Departments) released additional guidance concerning group health plan and health insurance coverage of over-the-counter COVID-19 diagnostic tests (“OTC Tests”). The guidance complements an initial set of FAQs previously issued […]

Health Plans and Insurers Required to Cover At-Home COVID Tests

MARY E. POWELL, January 11, 2022  On January 10, 2022, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Treasury (the “Departments”) issued FAQs Part 51 (FAQs) regarding the requirement for health plans to cover over-the-counter (OTC) COVID-19 diagnostic testing (“OTC COVID Tests”). This will be required effective with OTC COVID Tests purchased on and after […]

Delay of Some Key Provisions of the Consolidated Appropriations Act and the Affordable Care Act’s Transparency Requirements

MARY E. POWELL, August 31, 2021  On August 20, 2021, the Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS) and Treasury (collectively, the Departments), issued Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding the implementation of certain provisions of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA) and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Fortunately, several of the most complicated […]

IRS Guidance on COBRA Premium Assistance — What We Know Now

SARAH KANTER, July, 2021  After the passage of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) and release of DOL model notices and FAQs on April 7, 2021, employers and other plan sponsors were still left with many open questions regarding the implementation of COBRA premium assistance. The IRS provided clarity to many of these […]

IRS Q&As Clarify COVID-19 Partial Plan Termination Relief

BRYAN J. CARD, June, 2021  On April 27, 2021, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published guidance in the form of five questions and answers (the “Q&A Guidance”) on the partial plan termination relief provided under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (the “Act”), which was signed into law on December 27, 2020. This partial plan termination […]

American Rescue Plan Act: COBRA Subsidy Relief and Dependent Care FSA Limit Increase

ELIZABETH LOH, March 18, 2021   On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act (the “Act”). This $1.9 trillion legislative package provides significant pandemic relief. This article focuses on the COBRA continuation coverage subsidy relief, as well as increased Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (“Dependent Care FSA”) relief provided under […]

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