The American Rescue Plan Act (the “ARP”) was signed into law on March 11, 2021, and the law requires a 100% subsidy of COBRA premiums for the period April 1, 2021, through September 30, 2021 (for medical, Rx, dental, vision, and HRA plans).
As discussed in our previous compliance update, the American Rescue Plan Act (the “ARP”) was signed into law on March 11, 2011, requiring a 100% subsidy of COBRA premiums during the period of April 1, 2021 through September 30, 2021. Note: this applies to both entities subject to federal COBRA and small group health insurance plans subject to mini-COBRA (state continuation) laws.
On March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act (the “Act”) was signed into law by Pres. Joe Biden, with several provisions relating to expanded access to healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic. This compliance update focuses on: (1) a 100% subsidy of COBRA premiums during the period of April 1, 2021 through September 30, 2021; (2) Increases in annual contribution limits for the dependent care assistance program (DCAP); and (3) a voluntary employer extension of FFCRA Paid Leave & Tax Credits.
On December 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (the “Act”), which included the newest federal COVID-19 relief legislation. Although the Act focuses on a number of items, including financial relief for individuals and businesses, there are several sections that affect employers.
On July 30, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Tony Evers issued Executive Order #82, declaring a Public Health Emergency in Wisconsin, and Executive Order #1, via the Wisconsin COVID-19 Coronavirus Information website. In Executive Order #1, every Wisconsin resident aged 5 or older i