Special Enrollment Periods for Individuals Impacted by Recent Hurricanes
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced special enrollment periods for individuals impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.
Benefit Plan Assistance
As follow up to last month’s Benefit Beat article relating to Hurricane Harvey, several government agencies including the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Department of Labor (DOL) are continuing to provide assistance and guidance to assist individuals and businesses affected by the Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
The Department of Labor’s Employee Benefit Security Administration (EBSA) provides guidance and assistance for both employers and participants:
In addition, the IRS’ Disaster web page has updated information relating to certain tax filing extensions, including Form 5500, as well as retirement plan loans and hardship distributions.
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