COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 WEBINARS

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

New Proposed Rule Regarding Grandfathered Plans

SARAH KANTER, October 8, 2020  A new proposed rule (the “Proposed Rule”), released by the Departments of Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services (HHS) (the “Departments”) on July 10, 2020, would permit grandfathered group health plans and grandfathered group health insurance coverage (“grandfathered plans”) to make greater increases to certain types of cost-sharing requirements […]

IRS Guidance on Coronavirus-Related Distributions and Plan Loans

BRYAN J. CARD, August 27, 2020  On June 19, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2020-50 (the “Notice”), which provided much needed guidance on Section 2202 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”). Section 2202 of the CARES Act provides economic relief to certain individuals who have been […]

IRS Issues Coronavirus-Related FAQs for Retirement Plans and IRAs

ADRINE ADJEMIAN and ROBERT R. GOWER, June 8, 2020    On May 4, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a limited set of FAQs providing administrative guidance addressing the special “coronavirus-related distribution” (CRD) and plan loan provisions under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”). As anticipated, the guidance draws […]

The DOL Provides Limited Relief to Retirement Plans and Their Fiduciaries in Dealing with the COVID-19 Pandemic

RON ASSADI and NICHOLAS J. WHITE, May 18, 2020    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic (the “Pandemic”), on April 28, 2020, the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) issued Disaster Relief Notice 2020-01 (the “Notice”). The Notice addresses the following issues as impacted by the Pandemic: (i) deadlines for providing participant disclosures and notices; (ii) […]

COBRA, HIPAA Special Enrollment, Claims and Appeals, and ERISA Notice Related Deadlines Extended

ELIZABETH LOH, May 7, 2020 On April 28, 2020, the Department of Labor (DOL), the Department of the Treasury (“Treasury Department”), and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), issued several pieces of guidance providing relief to plan participants, COBRA-qualified beneficiaries, claimants, and plan sponsors who are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This guidance includes the following: […]

IRS Notice 2020-23 Extends Deadlines for Employee Benefit Plans

JENNIFER D. TRUONG, May 7, 2020   Under IRS Notice 2020-23, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has provided additional relief due to the coronavirus pandemic by extending the deadlines for the time-sensitive actions set forth in Revenue Procedure 2018-58.1 Specifically, the Notice extends the deadlines for filings and other actions that would otherwise be due on […]

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