Congress has overwhelmingly passed a second COVID-19 stimulus package – the COVID-Related Tax Relief Act of 2020 (COVIDTRA) and the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020 (TCDTR), both part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA, 2021). It has been reported that President Trump is expected to sign the bill in the coming days. The new stimulus package includes several employee benefits-related provisions relevant to health and welfare plans.
The pandemic has affected employees' lives on many levels, including their financial wellness. Are they living on the edge of financial ruin or have they made changes to lessen the potential impact? We found that employees are rapidly reconfiguring their lives to cope with new financial realities, and employers are in a unique position to help them.
The IRS released Revenue Procedure 2020-45, which maintains the 2020 health FSA salary reduction contribution limit of $2,750 for plan years beginning in 2021. Read more about this, as well as other reminders and adjustments related to commuter benefits, adoption assistance, QSEHRA, and ACA reporting penalties.
The IRS has extended the deadline for furnishing 2020 Forms 1095-B and 1095-C to individuals. The Notice also provides penalty relief for good-faith reporting errors and suspends the requirement to issue Form 1095-B to individuals, under certain conditions.
In our recent webinar, Accelerate: Emerging Solutions for the Future Workplace, five leaders pitched their innovative benefit offerings, VC style. Find out who won the coveted "best overall benefit" award.