FFCRA & CARES Act: COVID-19 & Employee Benefit Plans

As you are likely aware by now, in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the U.S. has recently enacted several laws, each of which has provisions which affect employee benefit plans, and the responsibilities of employers who operate them, including through amendments to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.

We have prepared this overview to alert you to some of these changes in law, and of the resulting need for you to consider them in conjunction with your plans. Some of these will require amendments to your plans, while others merely require changes with respect to how you operate your plans. More.