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DOL Releases Model Notices for COBRA Subsidy Under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA)

DOL Releases Model Notices for COBRA Subsidy Under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

​Thirty-five years ago this month, the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) was signed into law. COBRA provides a way for workers and their families to temporarily maintain… Read more >

COVID-19 Vaccines and Your Workforce—An Update

COVID-19 Vaccines and Your Workforce—An Update

On Thursday, April 15, the International Foundation presented a webcast on legal considerations for employers regarding employee vaccinations. Diana Bardes, partner at Mooney, Green, Saindon, Murphy & Welch, P.C., presented… 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 >

Employee Well-Being Tips for Times of Crisis and Beyond

Employee Well-Being Tips for Times of Crisis and Beyond

In a typical year, the top causes of stress affecting employee well-being are generally money, physical health, work and relationships. The COVID-19 pandemic, of course, is anything but typical, and… Read more >

Five Critical Retirement Planning Decisions You Need to Consider Today

Five Critical Retirement Planning Decisions You Need to Consider Today

Retirement planning is an important exercise for everyone. And when you have only a modest retirement nest egg, there is little room for error when planning for how to make… Read more >