February 2021 - Employee Benefits I AP Benefit Advisors

DOL Update – National Emergency Period/Outbreak Guidance

Today is the day! The Disaster Relief Notice 2021-01 has finally been unveiled by the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) branch of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), with additional coordination and review of the guidance by the Department of Treasury, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). […]


Recent Stimulus Proposal from Biden Administration Could Expand COBRA and ACA Subsidies

In a January 14, 2021 Fact Sheet entitled the American Rescue Plan, the Biden Administration announced their intent to expand healthcare coverage as a result of the still ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The key points for our purposes involve the expansion of premium subsidies under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) and the Affordable Care […]


EEOC Provides Guidance on Workplace COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

EEOC guidance about how a COVID-19 vaccination interacts with requirements of federal laws Options to avoid violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) Resources and materials related to COVID-19 and the EEOC guidance EEOC Provides Guidance on […]