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Emily counsels clients on a wide range of employee benefit and executive compensation issues, including issues related to corporate mergers and acquisitions. She routinely advises on the design, implementation, and administration of qualified and non-qualified retirement plans and welfare benefit programs, including wellness programs, health care accounts such as HRAs, Health FSAs, and HSAs, adoption reimbursement programs, and educational assistance programs.

Q: Has the Department of Labor (DOL) issued guidance on the COBRA premium subsidy?

A: On March 25, we reported on the 100% federally funded COBRA premium subsidy included in the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), noting the need for additional guidance on a number of issues. See “COVID-19 Resource Guide for Human Resources Professionals: 100% Federally Funded COBRA is Almost Here — What You Need to Know.” In response to questions from stakeholders, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued FAQs on April 7, providing much needed guidance on the COBRA premium subsidy. While the FAQs provide employers with some clarity on the implementation and administration of the COBRA premium subsidy, additional guidance is still needed.
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