Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM ET

Venable LLP

Employee Benefits in the Time of COVID-19: New Guidance and Challenges for Employers

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Join us for a discussion of the COVID-19 guidance that has recently been issued for retirement plans and health and welfare plans.

We will discuss the technical provisions of the latest guidance, but will largely focus on the issues of greatest concern to employers, including:

  • Deadline extensions under COBRA and HIPAA
  • Claims extensions and appeal deadlines
  • Relaxation of delivery standards for notices and disclosures
  • Scope of the DOL’s non-enforcement positions
  • New model COBRA notices issued by the DOL
  • Implementation of the CARES Act optional loan and distribution provisions
  • New details about required testing for COVID-19

We will provide updates to topics covered in our most recent webinar concerning employee benefits and COVID-19 (available here), but we will not otherwise revisit the issues discussed there.


Harry Atlas, Partner, Venable LLP

Thora Johnson, Partner, Venable LLP

Juliana Reno, Partner, Venable LLP

Lisa Tavares, Partner, Venable LLP