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Agencies Extend Deadline to Pay COBRA Premiums and Certain Other ERISA and Internal Revenue Codes Due to COVID-19

The impacts of the COVID-19 National Emergency, as declared by President Trump on March 13, 2020, have been vast.  As a result, many employers and employees are struggling to meet their various filing, notice, election, or other deadlines.  In order to ease this burden on employers, plans and participants, on April 28, 2020, the Department …

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NYS Notice: Small Group Blanket Comprehensive Health Insurance Policies

Notice for Individual, Small Group and Student Blanket Comprehensive Health Insurance Policies Dear Policyholder, A recent Executive Order issued by Governor Cuomo, together with recent amendments to the insurance and banking regulations (the “regulations”) issued by the New York State Department of Financial Services (“Department”), extend grace periods and give you other rights under certain …

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Tax Credits Under FFCRA: Qualified Leave Wages & Health Plan Expenses

This content was last reviewed on April 14, 2020. Employers who are uncertain about how to calculate their qualified health plan expenses and qualified leave wages should consult with their legal counsel or financial adviser. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) created two new refundable tax credits intended to reimburse employers for costs associated …

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Notice for Certain NY Property & Casualty Policies

Dear Policyholder, A recent Executive Order issued by Governor Cuomo, together with recent amendments to the insurance and banking regulations (the “regulations”) issued by the New York State Department of Financial Services (“Department”), extend grace periods and give you other rights under certain property/casualty insurance policies if you are an individual or small business and …

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Notice for NY Life Policies, Annuity Contracts, and Fraternal Benefit Society Certificates

Dear Policyholder, A recent Executive Order issued by Governor Cuomo, together with recent amendments to the insurance and banking regulations (the “regulations”) issued by the New York State Department of Financial Services (“Department”), extend grace periods and give you other rights under your life insurance policy or annuity contract if you can demonstrate financial hardship …

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Legal Alert: Congress Passes the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)

On March 27, the President signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The CARES Act comes as a continued response to the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic that is significantly impacting the United States. The Act is a $2.2 trillion economic package that is meant to stabilize individuals and employers, …

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