Health & Welfare

IRS Sheds Some Clarity on COBRA Premium Assistance

By Dannae Delano, Barry Salkin and Roberta Watson

IRS Finally Releases Guidance Implementing COBRA Subsidies but Leaves Important Questions Unanswered

By Dannae Delano, Barry Salkin and Roberta Casper Watson

DOL Issues Revised COBRA Notices

The Department of Labor (“DOL”) has issued updated versions of its model general notice and model election notice to ensure that qualified beneficiaries better understand the interactions between Medicare and COBRA.

Federal Agencies Extend Deadlines for COBRA and Health Plan Claims, Appeals, and Special Enrollments

In coordination, the Department of Labor, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Internal Revenue Service (collectively, the “Agencies”) have extended deadlines for multiple events important to health plan administration that will apply to ERISA-governed plans and governmental plans.  Third-party administrators and COBRA administrators will need to program for these extensions, and ...