Compliance implications of the American Rescue Plan Act on employment, health, and welfare benefits – what comes next?

This recent round of COVID-19 legislation has far-reaching impact. We'll discuss COBRA subsidies, increased dependent care assistance, employer-provided paid sick and family leave, and more, plus the potential impact on employers, benefit plans, and your employees.


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The American Rescue Plan Act is one of the most significant pieces of federal legislation passed since the start of the pandemic. Focused on helping the ailing economy, the bill provides relief to Americans impacted by job losses and includes changes that will significantly impact employers and plan sponsors.

Join our Compliance team to learn:
  • How aspects of the bill will directly impact HR and employment practices
  • The implications of the Act for employers and group health plan sponsors and how to prepare
  • What we know about how these changes will be enacted
  • Anticipated guidance and prospects for additional legislation
We will allow time at the end of the session to address audience questions. 

About our speakers

Laurie DuChateau | Laurie is a Principal and leads Buck’s U.S. Compliance Consulting practice with responsibility for the firm’s cross-practice compliance consulting, publications, research, and training.  As an attorney with more than 25 years of experience in employee benefits law, Laurie has consulted with clients on a broad spectrum of retirement, health, and welfare plan compliance issues.
Rich Stover | Rich is a Principal and Consulting Actuary in Buck’s Compliance Consulting practice and has experience assisting clients in strategy, design, legislative compliance, and financial analysis for both active and retiree life and health programs. He has consulted extensively on the Affordable Care Act and has expertise in the financial, plan design, and compliance aspects of group life and health benefits.
Nancy Vary | Nancy is a Director in Buck’s Compliance Consulting practice.  An attorney and HR professional, her experience covers a wide range of design, delivery, and operational issues surrounding human resources initiatives and employee benefit programs in both unionized and non-union settings. Her background includes legal/regulatory compliance, plan administration, employee communications, absence management, executive/incentive compensation, reductions-in-force, severance programs, EEO, profit-sharing and employee stock purchase plans, and ERISA and other employment-related litigation.

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