Author Archive: Anne Newhouse, CEBS

About Anne Newhouse, CEBS

Information/Research Specialist at the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

Favorite Foundation Service: The Information Center! Members having the ability to have an information specialist research their topic is a great benefit.

Favorite Foundation Moment: Attending the 2013 CEBS conferment ceremony in Boston as an official CEBS graduate.

Benefits Related Topics That Interest Her Most: Benefit communication—helping employers understand what employees want and the way they want it communicated to them.

Personal Insight: Anne may spend her days in the International Foundation employee benefits library, patiently researching answers to member questions—but after work, she’s ready to move with a bike, hike or walk in the great outdoors.

Questions From Plan Sponsors on the No Surprises Act and Transparency in Coverage

Questions From Plan Sponsors on the No Surprises Act and Transparency in Coverage

On November 12, 2020, Congress and the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury (the Departments) issued a final rule for Transparency in Coverage (TiC) aimed at group… Read more >

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and COBRA Subsidies

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and COBRA Subsidies

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) passed by Congress and signed by President Biden on March 11, 2021 contains various employee benefits provisions, including premium assistance for participants… Read more >

How the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 Impacts Dependent Care Assistance Programs

How the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 Impacts Dependent Care Assistance Programs

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 includes an optional (but not required) temporary change for the calendar year of 2021 to increase the maximum pretax contribution limit from $5,000… Read more >

Finally—Additional Relief for Dependent Care Assistance Programs Due to COVID-19

Finally—Additional Relief for Dependent Care Assistance Programs Due to COVID-19

[Update: IRS Notice 2021-15, which was released on March 2, 2021, clarifies the application of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, on dependent care assistance programs under Section 125 cafeteria plans.]… Read more >

Changes to Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts Due to COVID-19

Changes to Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts Due to COVID-19

[An update on temporary guidance for DCAPs can be found here: Finally—Additional Relief for Dependent Care Assistance Programs Due to COVID-19, 1/21/21] In March and April, as states first began… Read more >