COVID-19: Our Commitment to You

HR Simplified continues to support the needs of our clients, partners, and participants during these unprecedented times. Our existing and expanded business continuity plans, geographically diverse infrastructure, and remote working capabilities ensure our ability to serve all who depend on us.

We share everyone’s hopes for health, safety, and a welcome return to all aspects of life.

Learn more about our response.


November 1, 2021       IRS Issues Notice 2021-58 Regarding COBRA Premium Payment Deadlines

June 1, 2021       Ongoing AEI Verification Process

Effective June 1, 2021 you will need to run a report weekly to capture COBRA events and indicate their AEI status. This video will walk you through the process.

May 25, 2021       Additional IRS Guidance Concerning Premium Assistance for COBRA Benefits
May 20, 2021       IRS Issues Revenue Procedure 2021-25 and Notice 2021-26

April 13, 2021       Recorded Webinar – American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Overview (Access Passcode: 1gWj^h6r)

PowerPoint Presentation

ARPA Webinar QA

April 7, 2021       DOL issues FAQs about American Rescue Plan (ARPA)

March 30, 2021       IRS Provides Guidance on PPE

March 25, 2021       Recorded Webinar – Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) Overview
(Access Passcode: 2%?=F0Oe)

PowerPoint Presentation

CAA Webinar QA

March 11, 2021       American Rescue Plan (ARPA) Signed

Frequently Asked Questions

Feb 26, 2021       DOL Notice 2021-01Guidance on Extension of Disaster Relief & Benefits Time Frame Extensions

Feb 18, 2021      IRS Notice 2021-15 Guidance on CAA 2021

Dec 30, 2020      Additional COVID-19 Relief Signed Into Law, Affecting Health & Dependent Care FSA

Frequently Asked Questions

May 22, 2020      Recorded Webinar – IRS Notice 2020-29 & 2020-33 (91 minutes)   

PowerPoint Presentation

April 28, 2020    IRS and DOL Provide Relief for Participants and Plan Sponsors from Certain Time Deadlines Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

April 15, 2020     Recorded Webinar – COVID-19 legislative update for health plans, Cafeteria Plans and HSA’s.    

PowerPoint Presentation

April 8, 2020       How the CARES Act Impacts Your FSA/HSA

Update on OTC Drugs & medicines & menstrual care products.

April 3, 2020   Legislation & Benefits FAQs

This FAQ answers many questions regarding the most recent federal legislation and regulatory changes that impact pre-tax (FSA, HSA, HRA, Transportation and Parking) plans and COBRA administration.

March 30, 2020  Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security (CARES Act) Signed into Law

March 25, 2020 Families First Coronavirus Response Act

March 24, 2020 HR Simplified Pandemic Preparedness and Response Statement