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UPDATES: Dependent Care, Outbreak Period, & ACA Requirements

UPDATES: Dependent Care, Outbreak Period, & ACA Requirements

In January we hosted a webinar and published a subsequent blog, How the Pandemic Affects FSAs and Dependent Care, and typical for this Pandemic, we now have updates for some of that information. Things are changing rapidly and e are working very hard to ensure you have the most current information possible, at all times.

Dependent Care

During the webinars we presented a few weeks ago a question kept coming up over and over:

"If an employer allows a roll-over of unused DCAP funds from 2020 to 2021 as allowed by the CAA-2021, does this reduce the maximum...

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Understanding Medicare & COBRA

Understanding Medicare & COBRA

I am not sure how many blogs have started with, "________ is SO hard to understand," but here we are again. COBRA is complicated and even more so when discussing Medicare. Thankfully, Medcom's Senior Legal Counsel, Michelle Barki, helped us out this week with a feature article from Medcom's quarterly Benefits Leader newsletter. If you find this article helpful (which I have no doubt you will) then subscribe to our email list at the top of the site!!

Now, on to Michelle's article:

Understanding COBRA and Medicare

Medicare, Eligibility, Entitlement

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COBRA Changes During the Pandemic

COBRA Changes During the Pandemic

Is it possible for time to move fast while simultaneously standing still? We've had that feeling quite a bit over the past few months, and we expect many of you feel the same. The pandemic started roughly seven months ago, and at times we think to ourselves at Medcom, "where has the time gone? These months have flown by." But in the same breath, we also feel that surely it's been 10 years since February, and we can't believe we are still in the year 2020!

Regardless, we are still here, we are still in a...

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COBRA, Time Extensions, & Coronavirus

COBRA, Time Extensions, & Coronavirus

The Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced changes to COBRA, including time frame extensions, special enrollment periods, and claim deadlines. The changes are complex and are causing a lot of street and worry already. We are here to help sort through some of the challenges by providing some basic guidelines.

Since the Coronavirus pandemic was declared a National Emergency on March 13, the government has introduced the Families First Coronavirus Act and the CARES Act. Each of them offers different types of benefits for those who are finding this time financially difficult, including additional paid sick leave, the...

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