June 8, 2021
May 2021 was a somewhat busy month in the benefits industry. The absence of a significant amount of agency guidance during the summer months is to be expected. However, the IRS finally issued guidance on the temporary 100% COBRA subsidy mandated by the American Plan Rescue Act of 2021 (the ARP), following guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The IRS also issued guidance on the Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP) carryover of unused benefits and on the child tax credit under the ARP. In addition, the IRS issued the 2022 limits for health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) and health savings accounts (HSAs). The Biden Administration lowered the cost of marketplace plans and the DOL issued guidance on fiduciary cybersecurity obligations under ERISA covered plans.
Download the full Compliance Recap or read it in the frame below, to learn more about:
- IRS COBRA subsidy guidance
- Taxation of DCAP carryover amounts
- Advanced availability of the increased Child Tax Credit
- 2022 HSA and HRA limits
- Biden Administration change to Marketplace health plan costs
- Fiduciary cybersecurity guidance for employee benefit plans
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