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[Guidance Overview]

Exceptional Usefulness and Quality and Usefulness iconDo the COBRA and HIPAA Outbreak Periods End on February 28, 2021?

"[W]ith just 10 days left before February 28, 2021, there is a bit of confusion as to how to handle what may mean the end of the pandemic's National Emergency declaration and the 'un-pause' of the prior paused timelines.... Congress and/or the agencies ... have four possible choices."

Kushner & Company

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New York State Issues Guidance on COVID-19 Quarantine Leave

"Based on this guidance, it appears the New York [DOL] has ruled that an employee may use quarantine leave for up to three COVID-19 orders."

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

How to Prepare for a Unified Benefits Plan During a Merger and Acquisition

"Mounting a campaign can be challenging, especially in a remote environment due to COVID-19, but [specific] steps can help provide employees the information and comfort they need as they navigate your changes ... ACA is commonly a last consideration during a merger and acquisition, but failure to pay attention can have dire consequences in the years ahead when the IRS reviews submissions."

Tango Health

Proposed COVID-19 Plan Would Subsidize COBRA Coverage Through Sept. 2021

"In a fact sheet released by the Biden-Harris team, the administration proposed that the federal government would call on Congress to subsidize COBRA coverage through the end of September 2021."

Watko Benefit Group

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IRS Describes Notice CP 216E Delays for Form 5500 Extension Approvals

"Plan sponsors do not need to take further action if they are currently receiving Notice CP 216F, Approval of Extension to file Form 5500 Series Return, for calendar year 2019 Forms 5500 series returns, after the final return for 2019 has been submitted."

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