IRS Releases its Much Anticipated Guidance on ARPA COBRA Premium Assistance

May 21, 2021
This alert is of interest to all employers with plans subject to federal COBRA or state mini-COBRA. On May 18, 2021, the IRS released Notice 2021-31, which contains its much-anticipated guidance on the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) COBRA premium assistance provisions. In many respects, the... Find out more »

REMINDER: PCORI Fees Due By July 31, 2021

May 18, 2021
This alert is of interest to all employers that sponsor self-insured group health plans, including Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs).  Note that the PCORI fee does not apply to most health FSAs. Employers that sponsor self-insured group health plans, including health reimbursement... Find out more »

Alera Group Expands Pennsylvania Footprint with Bell Insurance, Inc.

May 13, 2021
Alera Group, a top independent, national insurance and wealth management firm, today announced the acquisition of Bell Insurance, Inc., a full-service independent insurance agency servicing more than 7,000 individuals and families as well as more than 1,500 businesses. With five offices in... Find out more »

Legal Alert: Plan Design and Considerations Based on Section 1557 of the ACA and the Civil Rights Act of 1964

May 12, 2021
This alert was last updated on May 12, 2021. Dowload this alert. Employers that sponsor group health plans have many regulations to consider in their plan design choices, including nondiscrimination regulations. One of the newest sources of nondiscrimination rules is Section 1557 of the... Find out more »

Legal Alert: Nonquantitative Treatment Limits (NQTL) Testing Now Required

This alert was last updated on May 12, 2021. Download this alert. All group health plan sponsors of both fully-insured and self-funded plans must consider the requirements of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Paul... Find out more »

Legal Alert: IRS Releases 2022 HSA Contribution Limits and HDHP Deductible and Out-of-Pocket Limits

May 11, 2021
In Rev. Proc. 2021-25, the IRS released the inflation adjusted amounts for 2022 relevant to Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and high deductible health plans (HDHPs). The table below summarizes those adjustments and other applicable limits.     2022 2021 Change Annual HSA... Find out more »