Tuesday, July 14, 2020
2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT
On March 13, 2020, President Trump issued the Proclamation on Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak and by separate letter made a determination, under Section 501(b) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, that a national emergency exists nationwide beginning March 1, 2020, as the result of the COVID-19 outbreak. In response, the Department of Labor (DOL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and Internal Revenue Service (IRS), have been active with releasing guidance to help alleviate problems faced by health plans to comply with strict Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and Internal Revenue Code (IRC) timeframes and problems faced by participants and beneficiaries in exercising their rights under health plans.
This webinar will:
- Provide an overview of the extended group health plan timeframes (HIPAA special enrollment periods, COBRA deadlines, claims procedures, and external review process) set forth in the joint notice on extension of timeframes released by the DOL and the Treasury
- Provide an overview of the relief issued under EBSA Notice 2020-01 regarding required notices and disclosures under Title I of ERISA
- Discuss the extension of timeframes guidance from CMS for governmental health plans
- Discuss best practices for amending plan documents and notifying plan participants of extended group health plan timeframes
- Provide an overview of the new guidance contained in IRS Notice 2020-29 (including the cafeteria plan election changes and extended claims period for health FSAs and DCAPs)
- Provide an overview of the new guidance contained in IRS Notice 2020-33 (including the increased health FSA carryover amount and reimbursement of premiums paid before the first day of the plan year)
- Discuss best practices for amending plan documents and notifying plan participants of changes made in accordance with IRS Notice 2020-29 and IRS Notice 2020-33
This intermediate-level webinar will help employers understand new guidance that has been released and provide best practices for amending plan documents and notifying plan participants of plan modifications.
Register today while seating is still available.
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Chelsea Deppert is an associate in the Atlanta office of Fisher Phillips. She provides practical guidance to employers on the technical aspects of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and other state and federal laws impacting the design, implementation and ongoing compliance of employee benefit plans and programs. She advises clients with respect to all aspects of employee benefits, including retirement plans, health and other welfare benefit plans.
This series is brought to you by your Partner Firm of United Benefit Advisors — the nation’s leading independent employee benefits advisory organization with more than 200 Partner offices in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.