Legislative

Talking Benefits Podcast: This Is . . . Jeop-ARPA-dy!

Talking Benefits Podcast: This Is...Jeop-ARPA-dy!

The latest Talking Benefits podcast episode covers the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021, signed into law by President Biden in March. There are huge implications for all Americans… Read more >

Changes to Single Employer Pension Plan Funding With the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)

Changes to Single Employer Pension Plan Funding With the American Rescue Plan Act

Provisions in the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) have the potential to help many single employer pension plan sponsors weather the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic while providing time… 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 >

What the American Rescue Plan Act Means for Financially Troubled Multiemployer Pension Plans

What the American Rescue Plan Act Means for Financially Troubled Multiemployer Pension Plans

Listen to this post here. After years of debate on the topic of funding relief for multiemployer pension funds, Congress acted this week with the passage of the American Rescue… 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 >