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The Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA) imposes an annual notice requirement on employers that maintain group health plans in states that provide premium assistance subsidies under a state Medicaid or CHIP plan. This notice is often referred to as the CHIP notice. The DOL has provided a model notice that employers may use to satisfy the CHIP notice requirement. This Compliance Overview summarizes the annual CHIP notice requirement.

The Department of Labor has released updated versions of its model COBRA General Notice and model COBRA Election Notice, both with an expiration date of Jan. 31, 2023. This Legal Update video explains further.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, states have passed new employee leave laws and issued new regulations and guidance on existing leave laws and programs. This Compliance Bulletin briefly summarizes new state leave rules designed for workers affected by COVID-19. The document has been updated to include measures in Michigan, Chicago, Long Beach, Oakland and Seattle.

Learn more about how to boost your heart health and dealing with job burnout during the pandemic.

This Compliance Overview summarizes the participant deadline extensions under a final rule from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), which affect 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).

Horizon COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resource Guide