Just When You Need It Most: 2021 ERISA Compliance Update

March 24, 2021

Remember the good old days when ERISA compliance was merely complicated – a complex task that required annual regulatory updates? Yeah, that was great.

But we are deep into COVID times now, and the merely complicated has become increasingly complex, with shifting timelines and indefinite extensions to already delayed deadlines. The changes can be confusing, and yet costly penalties for compliance violations still apply.

Where’s an HR administrator to turn?

Join members of Alera Group’s dedicated compliance team from 1-2 p.m. CDT on Thursday, April 15, for an important webinar, 2021 Legislative Update: What You Need to Know to Stay ERISA Compliant. During the one-hour session, you’ll learn:

  • Plan document requirements

  • 5500 reporting

  • New COBRA considerations due to COVID-19.

You can also earn SHRM credits by registering, logging in and staying online for the duration of the call.

Alera Group earlier this month released two resources to assist with compliance, both involving new timelines for COBRA benefits: the six-page whitepaper COBRA & COVID-19 and the two-page flyer COBRA Subsidy Quick Facts. Both are informative and useful, designed to provide guidance and answer your compliance questions.

The webinar is an opportunity to hear from our experts in a different format and get answers to any questions that may remain.

Our presenters will include:
  • Lisa Allen, Senior Compliance Consultant, Alera Group. Lisa has more than 27 years of experience in employee benefits. She is Alera Group’s internal subject matter expert on legal and regulatory compliance.

  • Danielle Capilla, Vice President and Director of Compliance for Alera Group’s Employee Benefits division. Danielle previously served as Senior Vice President of Compliance and Operations at United Benefit Advisors and as an adjunct professor at DePaul University.

We look forward to having you join us on April 15. To register, click on the link below.


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About Alera Group 

Alera Group is an independent, national insurance and wealth services firm with more than $1.1 billion in annual revenue, offering comprehensive employee benefits, property and casualty insurance, retirement plan services and wealth services solutions to clients nationwide. By working collaboratively across specialties and geographies, Alera Group’s team of more than 4,000 professionals in more than 180 locations provides creative, competitive services that help ensure a client’s business and personal success. For more information, visit https://aleragroup.com/ or follow us on LinkedIn.