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Introducing the 2021 US Benefits Trend Report

Help your business overcome challenges and realize better outcomes.

Introducing the 2021 US Benefits Trend Report

Help your business overcome challenges and realize better outcomes.

Introducing the 2021 US Benefits Trend Report

Help your business overcome challenges and realize better outcomes.

Compliance Corner – May 13, 2021

By Mark Bailey, Jr.
Published May 13, 2021

Compliance Corner

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

Mental Health Parity: The Never-Ending Story [WEBINAR]

The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) has been a hot topic lately in compliance news. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2020 (CAA) included guidance establishing new compliance requirements for employers subject to MHPAEA. Join us as we provide an overview of the law’s requirements and discuss the CAA’s addition to MHPAEA compliance in the hopes that employers will better understand their mental health parity obligations.

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Reminder: 2020 HSA Contributions and Corrections Deadline May 17

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Frequently Asked Question

Do individuals covered only under state healthcare continuation qualify for the ARPA premium assistance or a special election period?

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COVID-19

COVID-19-Related Benefits Compliance Resources Available »

IRS Provides Guidance on Relief from Penalty for Failure to Deposit Employment Taxes »

Healthcare Reform

HHS Will Enforce Section 1557 in Accordance with Bostock Decision »

CMS Issues 2022 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters »

Federal Health

CMS Issues Guidance Regarding Responsible Reporting Entities and Reporting Primary Prescription Drug Information »

DOL Withdraws Independent Contractor Rule »

CRS Provides Comparison of Tax-Advantaged Accounts for Health Care Expenses »

IRS Provides Guidance on the Taxation of Dependent Care Benefits Available Pursuant to an Extended Claims Period or Carryover »

IRS Announces 2022 HSA, HDHP and HRA Limits »

Retirement Updates

IRS Provides Q&A on Partial Plan Termination Relief »

State Updates

District of Columbia »

Illinois »

Indiana »

Montana »

Virginia »

Wyoming »

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.