As a reminder, the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Disaster Relief Notice 2021-01 (the Notice) that further defined previously issued tolling periods for certain COBRA timeframes. Shortly after, Congress passed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) which included a COBRA subsidy for certain individuals.
On May 12, an application was submitted requesting 2022 premium rate changes in accordance with New York state prior approval law. This rate application applies to Community Rated Individual and Small Group products.
New language has been added to the pediatric dental section of all small group medical plan rate sheets.