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April 2021 Compliance Recap

April was a busy month in the benefits industry, largely due to the temporary 100% COBRA subsidy mandated by the American Plan Rescue Act of 2021 (the ARP).

The Departments of Labor, Treasury and Health and Human Services (the Departments) jointly issued FAQs regarding the amendments to the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA) made by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, enacted December 27, 2020 (CAA).

Additionally, the Biden Administration encouraged every employer in America take advantage of the ARP tax credit by offering full pay to their employees for any time off needed to get vaccinated and for any time it takes to recover from the after-effects of vaccination.

The Department of Labor (DOL) also issued important information on self-funded plans.

Download the full Compliance Recap to learn more about:

  • COBRA Subsidy
  • MHPAEA FAQs
  • Employer Tax Credit for Vaccination Absence
  • DOL Report on Self-Insured Group Health Plans

This information is general and was provided by United Benefit Advisors (UBA) for educational purposes only.  It reflects UBA’s understanding of the available guidance as of the date shown and is subject to change. It is not intended to provide legal advice.  You should not act on this information without consulting legal counsel or other knowledgeable advisors.