Category Archives: Small Business

May Compliance Webinar: ARPA 2021: COBRA Subsidies & Model Notices

Apr 21
Small Business webinar series

In this month’s webinar, the Benefits attorneys of Maynard, Cooper & Gale will review compliance considerations surrounding the required COBRA subsidies under The American Rescue Plan Act, including new guidance and model notices from the Department of Labor.

(Pre-approved for 1 SHRM credit hour. Pending approval for HRCI credit.)

Tuesday, May 4th @ 8am PDT, 9am MDT, 10am CDT, 11am EDT  

Click on the Link to Register:  https://cc.readytalk.com/registration/#/?meeting=6ywdgi1rr6ky&campaign=e6b52ijujmqp

A recording will be available following the live webinar. 

LTC Plan Important Announcement

Apr 19

IMPORTANT UPDATE

Since the recording of our April 6th LTC webinar, the deadline to have an LTC policy in place to qualify for the opt-out has been pushed back from July 24, 2021 to November 1, 2021. We are finding the following people are most likely to benefit from purchasing their own LTC plan and opting out of the WA State plan/tax.

  • People with high W2 wages (over $70,000/year)
  • People retiring within the next 5-10 years
  • People who plan on living outside of WA State when they retire
A recording of the webinar is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvSml_EszNg  

If you are interested in learning more about opt-out policies, please email me and I will get you in touch with our Long Term Care specialists.
COBRA

Washington State LTC Program Webinar April 6

Mar 31

Are you interested in permanently opting out of a tax for the rest of your life?

Small Business

WA State is implementing a mandatory Long Term Care payroll tax and insurance program that will start January 1st.  A good summary is here: https://bit.ly/3u6aEaV  

Maddock & Associates is partnering with WA States leading Long Term Care broker LTC Associates to sponsor a webinar April 6th at 12pm.  During the webinar you will learn about the new tax, benefits, and important information about ways you may be able to opt out of the program.

To opt out of the program, those interested will need to take action no later than this July (exact date tbd).  This appears to be a once in a lifetime opportunity to opt out of a tax and benefit.  During the webinar, Gary Forman of LTC Associates will explain how the opt-out will work, who will want to take advantage of it, and how to apply. 

The new LTC program will provide a minimal long term care benefit that many people do not currently have.  However, we are finding that many who value good LTC coverage or who are high income earners will choose to either opt out of the State run program or purchase a policy to help supplement the State program.

Please make sure to click on the link below to register for the program:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wAVq7zh9RGyKAoqcllDVdg

If you can not attend the event live, a recording will be sent out following the event.

We look forward to seeing you on the webinar!

April Compliance Webinar: APRA 2021: What Employers Need to Know

Mar 24

In this month’s webinar, the Benefits attorneys of Maynard, Cooper & Gale will review the benefits provisions within the recently passed American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, including new COBRA subsidies and requirements. The webinar will also cover recent guidance from federal agencies, including guidance regarding the Outbreak Period Extensions and cafeteria plan changes.

Small Business



We highly recommend you attend this webinar, as there are many important provisions in the APRA that may impact your company.

(Pre-approved for 1 SHRM credit hour. Pending approval for HRCI credit.)

In anticipation of the webinar, I have also attached a very helpful APRA COBRA compliance update to this email from our Cobra partner, Rehn & Associates.    

Date & Time: Tuesday, April 6th @ 8am PDT, 9am MDT, 10am CDT, 11am EDT  
Click on the Link Below to Register: 
https://cc.readytalk.com/registration/#/?meeting=mmrkjyzes3tz&campaign=40wdu3fmsmth

A recording will be available following the live webinar.