Archives: 2021

DOL Issues Cyber-Security Guidance for Service Providers

On April 14, 2021, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued several pieces of guidance for plan sponsors, plan fiduciaries, record keepers and plan participants on best practices for maintaining cybersecurity. This guidance encourages fiduciaries to consider cybersecurity issues when selecting and mo…Continued

DOL Issues Model Notices, FAQs for COBRA Subsidy in the ARPA

On April 7, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued FAQs and model notices for the COBRA premium assistance provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The ARPA provides a 100% subsidy for employer-sponsored group health insurance continued under COBRA and similar state continuation …Continued

Bolton Health Insight: April 2021

Compliance Overview: American Rescue Plan HighlightsThe American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) was signed into law on March 11, 2021. The law contains measures of special interest to employers and their employees including a new COBRA subsidy, FFCRA leave expansion, Unemployment increases, ACA sub…Continued

Bolton Health Insight: February 2021

Compliance Overview: 2021 Health Plan Compliance DeadlinesEmployers must comply with numerous reporting and disclosure requirements throughout the year in connection with their group health plans. This overview explains key 2021 compliance deadlines and required annual notices for employer-sponso…Continued