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Return-to-Work Employee Benefits Considerations

As employees return to work over the coming weeks, employee benefit plan administrators will have to confront several issues that will involve their health plans, cafeteria plans, and retirement plans. Unique issues involving benefit elections, compliance with the Affordable Care Act’s employee penalty provisions, and retirement plan loans, among others, will arise. Join us for a discussion led by Chris Sears, a partner in Ice Miller LLP’s Employee Benefits Group, as he leads us through the complicated employee benefit considerations that will arise as employees get back to work, including:

Determining whether employees can modify their benefits such as health plans and dependent care spending accounts when they return
Evaluating whether companies have created a greater risk of paying Affordable Care Act penalties when they furloughed employees or reduced their compensation
Providing for enhanced distribution and loan opportunities in 401(k) and other retirement plans
Implementing extended deadlines for employees to take actions under their employee benefit plans
Expanding medical flexible spending accounts to cover over-the-counter drugs and health plans to cover COVID-19 testing
Calculating the value of self-funded health plans for purposes of the Paycheck Protection Program

Christopher S. Sears
Ice Miller, LLP
Christopher S. Sears is a partner in the Employee Benefits Group at Ice Miller LLP. He concentrates his practice in the field of health care and employee benefits. He assists clients design and maintain health and retirement plans and other employee benefits such as non-qualified deferred compensation plans. He also concentrates on laws regulating the privacy of health information, such as HIPAA, that affect both health plans and health care providers. He works with public and private employees, including governmental plans at all levels, hospitals, and other tax-exempt organizations. Chris is a frequent writer and speaker on employee benefit issues.

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