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The Impact of the Consolidated Appropriations Act on Flexible Spending Arrangements

In a previous post we summarized the provisions of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (“the Act”) governing employee benefit plans, including retirement, welfare, and fringe benefit programs. With this post we begin an...more

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Consolidated Appropriations Act Added Flexible Spending Account Options

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In late December, President Trump signed The Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) into law. The law makes temporary changes to the rules governing health flexible spending accounts (Health FSAs) and dependent care flexible...more

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Bridge Over Troubled Water: 2021 Flexible Spending Account Relief in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021

On December 27, 2020 Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA). The CAA provides relief for employees whose dependent care and health care FSA accounts were impacted by the pandemic. This relief will...more

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Flexible Spending Account Relief in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021

As noted in our prior blog post, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (the Act) includes several types of relief for flexible spending accounts (FSAs), impacting both health FSAs and dependent care FSAs. The FSA relief...more

McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

The Consolidated Appropriations Act: 2021’s Employee Benefits Provisions

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (“Act”), signed by President Trump on December 27, 2020, contains several provisions affecting employee benefits....more

Kerr Russell

New COVID Act Includes Employee Benefit Changes

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The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 was signed into law on December 27, 2020. The Act contains multiple provisions relating to employer sponsored employee benefit plans. The Act provides an employer the ability to...more

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PODCAST: Williams Mullen's Benefits Companion - New Round of COVID-19 Relief Expands Assistance for Employers

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On this episode of Williams Mullen's Benefits Companion, host Brydon DeWitt addresses the latest round of coronavirus relief legislation passed in December 2020 and what benefit plan sponsors need to know about changes...more

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

FSA Relief and Significant New Health Plan Requirements Included in Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (Act), enacted on December 27, 2020, contains a number of provisions that may impact the design and administration of employer-sponsored group health plans and flexible spending...more

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Overview of the Impact of the Consolidated Appropriations Act on Employee Benefit Plans, Programs and Arrangements

Recently enacted H.R. 133, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (“the Act”), is a massive, 5,593-page piece of legislation that includes appropriations for the U.S. government for the upcoming fiscal year and funding for...more

McCarter & English, LLP

Employee Benefits Provisions Of The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (the “Act”) was signed into law by the president on December 27, 2020. The Act, comprised of several pieces of legislation, contains a number of employee benefits-related provisions,...more

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

New Year, New Covid-19 Relief for Employers and Plan Sponsors (Part 1)

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, H.R. 133 (the “CAA”) signed into law by the President on December 27, 2020 and a variety of IRS guidance issued in the first week of 2021 mean that employers entering the new year...more

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Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 Changes to Qualified Retirement Plans and Certain Fringe Benefits

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Employee Fringe Benefit Changes - Student Loan Repayment - The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (the “Act”) extended the period during which an employer may pay a portion of a student’s loan under an educational...more

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Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 Includes Flexible Spending Account Relief

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The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (the “Act”) was signed into law on December 27, 2020. Buried within its 5,593 pages is some welcome flexibility relating to 2020 and 2021 health care and dependent care Flexible...more

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

U.S COVID-19: Ring in the New Year with COVID-19 Relief for Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

Thanks to the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (the “Act”), employers with health flexible spending accounts (“HFSAs”) and dependent care flexible spending accounts (“DFSAs”) may adopt temporary liberalized rules to help...more

Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC

Year-End Appropriations and COVID-19 Act Includes Employee Benefit Changes

On Dec. 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 and the COVID-Related Tax Relief Act of 2020 (collectively, the Act). In addition to the annual appropriation provisions and...more

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

New Stimulus Legislation Affects Health and Welfare Plans, including Flexible Spending Arrangements

On December 27, 2020, the President signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (the “Act”), the latest major piece of legislation passed by Congress in response to the coronavirus pandemic. This advisory...more

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Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021: Relief for Flexible Spending Accounts

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The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (the “Act”), signed into law on December 27, 2020, includes relief for employers offering Health and/or Dependent Care Flexible Spending Arrangements (“FSAs”)....more

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Relief Provided From Flexible Spending Account “Use It or Lose It” Rule

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As the last few days of the last plan year ending in 2020 come to a close, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (the “Act”) makes a big change for all flexible spending accounts with a plan year ending in 2020 on or...more

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Last week’s government funding bill = Significant new benefit plan rules

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On December 27, 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 was signed into law. The Act imposes significant new requirements on employee benefit plans. Coupled with other rules and legal developments already set to go...more

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COVID-19 Stimulus Bill Provisions Affecting Employee Benefits

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On December 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (the CAA), a second stimulus package and the most recent of several major pieces of legislation to be enacted since the start of...more

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Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021: Health and Welfare Provisions

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The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (Act) that was signed into law on December 27, 2020 contains provisions impacting employer sponsored group health plans, including protecting group health plan participants from...more

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Health and Dependent Care FSA Relief

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On December 27, 2020, the President signed the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act, which is part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (CAA). This legislation makes temporary relief available for...more

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Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA) Benefits Summary

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The COVID-Related Tax Relief Act of 2020, the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020, and the No Surprises Act, all part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA, 2021), which was signed into law on...more

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

Stimulus Legislation Allows Temporary Changes to Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account Plan Rules

On December 27, 2020, the latest of several COVID-19 relief packages became law, as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (the “New Law”). One of the most notable benefits-related provisions in the New Law...more

Sherman & Howard L.L.C.

Health And Welfare Plans And The Consolidated Appropriations Act

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (the Act), signed by the president on December 27, 2020, provides numerous updates for employee benefit plans. This Client Advisory will focus on the key health and welfare benefit...more

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