Jun 1, 2020
It’s not often the government more or less invites employers to break the rules, and simultaneously grants amnesty for past violations, but that’s just what the IRS is doing in 2020 for cafeteria plan coverage changes. Well, sort of.
In this special bonus episode, Ed and Scott explore how the IRS is changing the rules in ways it would never have done but for the pandemic. They also shed a few tears over something not so helpful to employers: a tolling of the clock for several key health plan deadlines that plan enrollees would otherwise have to meet. The result creates administrative hassles and adverse selection risks.