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  • U.S. Supreme Court Overturns Roe and Casey: What This Decision Means for Employers

    As many expected based on the draft opinion that was leaked months ago, the U.S. Supreme Court has held the U.S. Constitution does not protect the right to obtain an abortion. Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, No. 19-1392 (June 24, 2022). Read more here. Continue Reading
    June 24, 2022
  • U.S. Supreme Court Overturns Roe and Casey: What This Decision Means for Employers

    As many expected based on the draft opinion that was leaked months ago, the U.S. Supreme Court has held the U.S. Constitution does not protect the right to obtain an abortion. Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, No. 19-1392 (June 24, 2022). Dobbs overturns nearly 50 years of precedent from the Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania...
    June 24, 2022
  • Group Health Plan Considerations in the Face of (Potentially) Changing Abortion Laws

    On May 2, 2022, a draft opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health was leaked to the press, and as a result the Court is expected to overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, effectively leaving the issue of abortion rights to the states. Thirteen states currently have laws in place...
    June 14, 2022
  • Happy National Employee Benefits Day – – April 5, 2022!!

    Last year about this time, we wrote of how far we had come collectively in the world of employee benefits roughly one year after the onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic.  We reveled at how we kept on keeping on, what we were able to accomplish in the face of unprecedented everything, and admirably pivot with...
    April 5, 2022
  • 2021 Plan Amendment Deadlines and Other Looming Fourth Quarter Considerations

    As the year draws to a close, it is helpful for employers to pause to evaluate employee benefit plan amendment deadlines and other crucial fourth quarter considerations. Read more. Continue Reading…
    October 1, 2021
  • 2021 Plan Amendment Deadlines and Other Looming Fourth Quarter Considerations

    As the year draws to a close, it is helpful for employers to pause to evaluate employee benefit plan amendment deadlines and other crucial fourth-quarter considerations, including:  More…
    October 1, 2021
  • IRS Provides Clarity on ARPA COBRA Subsidy Impact on State “Mini-COBRA” Plans

    In our most recent summary of IRS Notice 2021-31, we noted the Internal Revenue Service provided much-needed clarity to looming compliance challenges as employers, insurers, and others race to implement the applicable COBRA premium subsidy provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA).  While there are many other important clarifications made by the...… Continue Reading
    May 23, 2021
  • IRS Provides Clarity on ARPA COBRA Subsidy Impact on State “Mini-COBRA” Plans

    In our most recent summary of IRS Notice 2021-31, we noted the Internal Revenue Service provided much-needed clarity to looming compliance challenges as employers, insurers, and others race to implement the applicable COBRA premium subsidy provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA).  While there are many other important clarifications made by the... Continue Reading…
    May 23, 2021
  • IRS Answers to Your American Rescue Plan Act COBRA Subsidy Questions

    In much-anticipated guidance, the Internal Revenue Service has offered its insight on the implementation of the COBRA temporary premium subsidy provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) in Notice 2021-31. Spanning more than 40 pages, the IRS-answered frequently asked questions (FAQs) finally resolve many issues relating to temporary premium assistance for COBRA continuation coverage left...… Continue Reading
    May 20, 2021
  • IRS Answers to Your American Rescue Plan Act COBRA Subsidy Questions

    In much-anticipated guidance, the Internal Revenue Service has offered its insight on the implementation of the COBRA temporary premium subsidy provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) in Notice 2021-31. Spanning more than 40 pages, the IRS-answered frequently asked questions (FAQs) finally resolve many issues relating to temporary premium assistance for COBRA continuation coverage left... Continue Reading…
    May 20, 2021

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