DOL clarification for ERISA group health plans

Two days before the one-year anniversary of the official start of the COVID-19 outbreak, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued a last-minute warning clarifying its previous guidance that it has eased deadlines for the Employee Retirement Income Security Act-governed group health and wellness plans (ERISA) related to the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) and various special registration and complaints procedures. The 2021-01 Disaster Relief Notice (2021-01 Notice) of the Employee Benefits Safety Administration (EBSA) warns that for remedial deadlines under the above …

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