Employee Health and Welfare Benefits Considerations In the Time of COVID-19

By Randall Cook and Christine Moehl, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Attorneys During this public health crisis, employers are having to make hard decisions including employee lay-offs, terminations, and furloughs. Employers often ask how this affects the employer-provided health and welfare benefits for their employees. Here are some considerations for employers with regard to those

Health Care Reform Alert

IRS Bans Pre-Tax Reimbursement of Individual Health Insurance Premiums Due to skyrocketing cost of group health insurance, many employers have opted to drop group coverage altogether and instead reimburse their employees for all or part of their individual health insurance premiums on a pre-tax basis. Under these arrangements, the employee did not pick up the