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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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COVID-19 PUBLICATIONS

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 […]

New FAQs Clarify Coverage Requirements for COVID-19 Testing and Vaccines

MARY E. POWELL and SARAH KANTER, March 1, 2021   On February 26, 2021, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS) and Treasury (collectively the “Departments”) released FAQs About Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “FFCRA”) and Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) Implementation Part 44 (the “FAQs”).1 These FAQs […]

Outbreak Extension Period — When Does It End?

MARY E. POWELL and SARAH KANTER, March 1, 2021   On February 26, 2021, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) Disaster Relief Notice 2021-01 (“2021 Relief Notice”)1, which explains how employee benefit plans must administer the end date of the tolling period for certain plan deadlines due to the COVID-19 national […]

An Overview of the Group Health Plan Provisions of the Consolidated Appropriations Act and the Final Transparency in Coverage Regulations

MARY E. POWELL and SARAH KANTER, January 29, 2021   The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (the CAA) contains numerous provisions that impact group health plans. At a high level, these CAA provisions can be broken into three main categories: (1) reducing Out-of-Network (OON) costs for enrollees, (2) providing transparency regarding costs, and (3) permissive changes that […]

Retirement Plan Relief in Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021

T. KATURI KAYE and CATHERINE L. REAGAN, January 14, 2021   Signed by the President in December, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA) combines COVID-19 stimulus relief with a number of year-end appropriations bills, and it includes numerous provisions that will impact retirement plans. The retirement plan relief provisions in the CAA are divided between (1) […]

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