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COBRA Subsidy Provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act

2021-03-22T22:48:30+00:00March 22nd, 2021|Benefits Compliance, Central PA Benefit Solutions|

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), signed into law March 11, 2021, provides a 100% subsidy of premiums for employer-sponsored group health insurance continued under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986 (COBRA) and similar state continuation of coverage (mini- COBRA) programs.

COVID-19 Relief Extends COBRA, HIPAA and Other Plan Deadlines 

2021-03-11T07:01:12+00:00March 10th, 2021|Benefits Compliance|

On April 28, 2020, the Departments of Labor (DOL) and the Treasury  (Departments) issued deadline relief to help employee benefit plans, plan participants and plan service providers impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.

President Biden Issues Executive Actions Addressing Health Care Access

2021-03-01T02:41:28+00:00March 1st, 2021|Benefits Compliance|

President Joe Biden has signed two executive actions to strengthen Americans’ access to affordable health care. Among the actions is an executive order aimed at expanding enrollment in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicaid, and a memorandum rescinding regulations on reproductive health access. 

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