A complimentary webinar
Thursday, April 1, 2021
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. ET
Largely in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress recently enacted both the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Both of these laws contain provisions that impact employee benefit plans, some of which are optional and others which are mandatory. Many of these benefit provisions are 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.
In this webinar, we will provide an overview of the following:
• New ARPA COBRA Subsidies
• Flexible Spending Account Relief
• Outbreak Period extensions
• Defined Benefit funding relief
• Summary of Important Deadlines
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.
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.
Dawne McKenna Parrish
Dawne is a partner in the Vorys Cincinnati and Columbus offices and a member of the labor and employment group. She focuses her practice on employee benefits and executive compensation issues. She has significant experience advising clients from small private businesses to large publicly held corporations regarding all aspects of employee benefits.
Christine is a partner in the Vorys Columbus office and a member of the labor and employment group. Her practice focuses on employee benefits and related tax matters. She has experience in the design, implementation and administration of qualified retirement plans, health and welfare plans, insurance benefits, fringe benefits, deferred compensation, and incentive bonus programs. She has significant experience in working with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Department of Labor (DOL) on compliance issues.
About Vorys Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Team
The attorneys in our employee benefits and executive compensation group assist our clients in establishing benefit plans and maintaining such plans in compliance with all applicable rules and regulations. Benefit programs are subject to increasingly complex legal requirements imposed by both federal and state law. Our attorneys have broad experience with all laws affecting benefit programs, including the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), the Internal Revenue Code, federal and state securities laws, and relevant state insurance laws. The attorneys in our employee benefits and executive compensation group also have represented clients before federal regulatory agencies, such as the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Labor and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, and in both federal and state courts. Our attorneys have experience with single employer programs established by companies ranging from small closely held entities to large public corporations. In addition, our attorneys work with a significant number of Taft Hartley multi-employer plans, as well as multiple employer plans established by trade associations and other groups of employers.
This program is pending credit before the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.50 hours of general CLE credit.
Questions? Please contact Sara Nguyen.