Compliance Corner is a bi-weekly update with the latest news and resources on benefits compliance, federal health, healthcare reform and COVID-19. The content in Compliance Corner is produced by our parent company at NFP.
The situation and guidance surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) are rapidly evolving on a daily and sometimes hourly basis. While we address current federal and state guidance, we expect that there will be additional changes in the coming days and weeks. We will do our best to update you on these developments, but please understand that this publication only reflects the guidance we’ve received to date.
Employers should consult with their counsel and plan advisors to remain abreast of all compliance obligations.
Announcements and Reminders
American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Benefits Compliance Webinar Series – Register Now
Join the Benefits Compliance team for a three-part webinar series on the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA). This webinar is meant to clear up unanswered questions relating to the law’s requirements (including COBRA subsidies), discuss government guidance, and address the steps employers will need to take to comply with the law.
Final Reminder: Upcoming IRC 6055 and 6056 Reporting Deadlines
Frequently Asked Question
What are the penalties if an employer failed to timely file or distribute Forms 1094/95 B&C? Is there an obligation to self-report the violation or is there an IRS-approved self-correction process?
COVID-19-Related Benefits Compliance Resources Available »
IRS Announces that Personal Protective Equipment Can Be Treated as Medical Expenses »
IRS Extends the Individual Tax-Filing Deadline »
Federal Marketplace Special Enrollment Period Extended »
10th Circuit Rules that Employee Was Entitled to Benefits Due to Ambiguous Eligibility Terms in Plan Documents »
9th Circuit Rules that Local Ordinance not Preempted by ERISA »
IRS Releases Draft Form 5310 Instructions »
Mark Bailey, Jr. is the Senior Marketing Manager of NFP's Atlantic region. Before joining the company, Mark was a production assistant on the tv show Glee and an on-air talent on 95.1 WAPE. He has over 10 years of experience in the insurance and corporate benefits space. Mark is an avid Jacksonville Jaguars fan and loves to spend his free time building custom mechanical keyboards.