COVID-19 Relief Extends Certain Employee Benefit Plan Deadlines

On April 28, 2020, the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Treasury (Department) issued deadline relief to help employee benefit plans, plan participants and plan service providers impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.

This Compliance Overview summarizes the participant deadline extensions affecting COBRA continuation coverage, special enrollment periods, claims for benefits, appeals of denied claims and external review of certain claims.

It also includes the deadline extension pursuant to the DOL’s Disaster Relief Notice 2020-01, for notices and disclosures required under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

Insight By
Michael LoVasco
Executive Vice President
Employee Benefits Consulting
File Number

not applicable

Topic
Employee Benefits
Published on

May 4, 2020

updated on

May 4, 2020

Disclosure

This information was developed as a general guide to educate plan sponsors and is not intended as authoritative guidance or tax/legal advice. Each plan has unique requirements, and you should consult your attorney or tax advisor for guidance on your specific situation.

Securities and Investment Advisory Services offered through M Holdings Securities, Inc., a registered Broker/Dealer and Investment Advisor, member FINRA/SIPC. LoVasco Consulting Group is independently owned and operated.

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