Benefits Protection Report
Mid-Year Healthcare Changes Allowed Due To Coronavirus 
Under new guidance jointly released by the DOL and the Internal Revenue Service (collectively, “the Agencies”) [2] , the time periods in which participants can submit claims for coverage, elect and pay for COBRA continuation coverage, enroll in group health plan coverage, and file appeals for adverse benefit determinations are extended. We are awaiting additional information from the carriers how they will handle the extension.

CDC Releases Comprehensive Coronavirus Guidance 

Detailed guidance released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this week sets out criteria for reopening the economy and tracking coronavirus cases.

IRS Releases 2021 HSA Contribution & Coverage Limits
The IRS has issued new benefit limitations for 2021 including the annual HSA contribution amounts.