May Updates: COVID-19

COVID-19 has impacted life in so many ways and employee benefits are no exception. Below are articles highlighting some of the changes. Please know that WCIF as well as our carriers and partners are working to stay on top of these legislative developments.

COVID-19 Deadline Relief for Employers, Participants, and Beneficiaries (highlights HIPAA Special Enrollment, COBRA, and claims administration) from Emerald Law updated May 21, 2020

CMS bulletin on Temporary Relaxed Enforcement of Government Market Timeframes from (CMS) on May 14, 2020 from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on May 14, 2020

Key COBRA Deadlines Extended during the COVID-19 Pandemic from JDSUPRA on May 12, 2020

Note: For WCIF groups using Vimly to administer COBRA, Vimly’s is finalizing communication materials to address the applicable COBRA changes.

IRS provides tax relief through increased flexibility for taxpayers in section 125 cafeteria plans from the IRS on May 12, 2020

What to know about new extended benefit deadlines from Benefits PRO on May 11, 2020

New COBRA Notices from Department of Labor (DOL) on May 1, 2020

Note: If Vimly is administering COBRA lines of coverage for WCIF plans, the customized materials will be available shortly. If using another vendor, please contact your vendor or see the sample notices below.

In case you missed it… On May 19, 2020 WCIF sent out and email with a link to: Navigating Paid Leave, FMLA, and FFCRA: Associated Industries Webinar for WCIF. If you have an opportunity, we encourage you to check out this fantastic (and free) presentation.