COBRA Subsidy 2.0

Wednesday, June 2
12:00 p.m. ET

This second webinar on the 100% COBRA subsidy provided by the American Rescue Plan, will discuss administration and implementation issues in light of the substantial guidance provided by the Internal Revenue Service on May 18th. This IRS guidance consists of 86 questions and answers and addresses most but not all outstanding administrative questions.


Linda Mendel

Of Counsel

Linda is of counsel in the Vorys Columbus office and a member of the labor and employment group. Her practice is concentrated in the area of employee benefits. Linda works with employers and multiemployer plans on health and welfare benefit plan issues, including employee communications, compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), tax issues, and vendor contracting.


Jacquie Abbott

Of Counsel

Jacquie is of counsel in the Vorys Houston office and a member of the labor and employment group. Her practice focuses on employee benefits and related compensation tax matters. Jacquie has extensive experience providing legal advice to human resource and corporate financial services leaders on employee benefits and employment tax laws including: ERISA, ADEA, ADA, FMLA, COBRA, ACA, HIPAA, TCJA, and other applicable federal and state tax laws.


Jen Dunsizer


Jen is a partner in the Vorys Columbus office and a member of the labor and employment group. Her practice focuses on employee benefits and executive compensation plans. As former Managing Corporate Counsel for a large, publicly traded employer, Jen has extensive experience in the design, implementation and administration of retirement plans, deferred compensation, health and welfare plans, insurance benefits, short- and long-term cash and equity-based incentive plans, and early retirement programs; public company disclosure obligations and merger and acquisition activity.



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Employee Benefits Legislative and Administrative Update

Largely in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress enacted both the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). In this webinar, Vorys attorneys Jennifer Dunsizer, Linda Mendel, Dawne McKenna Parrish and Christine Poth discuss the employee benefit plan related provisions of both the CAA and ARPA. Many of these benefit provisions were aimed at providing relief or flexibility to employers with regard to their employee benefit plans. The agencies responsible for enforcing these provisions have also issued guidance on how to implement some of these provisions. This webinar provides overviews of the new ARPA COBRA subsidies, Flexible Spending Account Relief, outbreak period extensions, defined benefit funding relief and important deadlines.