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IRS Issues Relief for Cafeteria Plans

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On May 12th the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued relief for § 125 cafeteria plans due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it may be having on employees participating in these plans. For calendar year 2020, employers are being offered greater flexibility in administering certain mid-year election change requests. They may also extend cla ... Read More

DOL Issues Health Plan Deadline Extensions

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In response to the COVID-19 outbreak the Department of Labor, in coordination with the IRS and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), issued a notice extending certain health plan deadlines to accommodate participants and plans affected by the outbreak.   The notice requires group health plans to disregard the period from March 1 ... Read More

Paid Leave Required to Maintain a Mission-Ready Workforce During the COVID-19 Outbreak Pursuant to Section 3610 of the CARES Act

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On April 8, 2020 the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) issued a Class Deviation authorizing contracting officers to use a new clause – DFARS 231.205-79, CARES Act Section 3610 Implementation, to assist the contractor community with the effects of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Section 3610 allows agencies to reimburse paid leave, incl ... Read More