February 24, 2021

Volume XI, Number 55

Breakfast Briefing: Employee Benefits Year End Wrap-Up and the 2021 Springboard [WEBINAR]

The employee benefits arena thrives on year ends and new years. The end of 2020 and beginning of 2021 prove similar. A new administration, new legislation, and changes to key positions will keep every benefits person on their toes this year. The 2021 Appropriations and COVID-19 Stimulus Package contains sweeping changes for healthcare, retirement, and every benefit in between. Dan Simandl will discuss what to expect from new legislation and a new administration in 2021, including: 

1. 2020 Recap on Rules, including holds on COBRA requirements
2. Health & Welfare considerations in the new Stimulus Package:
    a. ACA appropriations provisions
    b. Continuity of care protections
    c. Enhanced mental health parity requirements
3. Retirement plan adjustments and changes
4. Potential key agenda items for the Department of Labor and the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission
5. 2021 Employee Benefit Trends