Cohen & Buckmann

Earlier this year, the COBRA notice, election and premium payment deadlines were extended from March 1 until 60 days after the end of the ongoing COVID-19 national emergency. This extension has imposed an unfamiliar administrative burden, and the potential for significant coverage cost increases, on employers that sponsor group health plans. If they have not

Target-date funds, once considered a conservative approach to retirement planning, are now under the microscope by both plan sponsors and participants. The COVID-19 pandemic and the March market decline sparked a massive selloff of assets particularly in 2020 funds, whose participants are at or close to retirement, and seeking safer alternatives. The selloffs have shed

Elizabeth Drigotas will be participating in the Practicing Law Institute program, “Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2020,” as a panelist of the session, “Executive Compensation: Restructurings/Investments/Takeover Preparation.” The session will be held on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 10:45 a.m. and will cover:

  • Executive compensation considerations in bankruptcy/special issues
  • Emerging from restructuring
  • Takeover preparedness
  • 280G

Elizabeth Drigotas, senior counsel at Cohen & Buckmann PC, will be speaking at a Worldwide Employee Benefits Network Event, “COVID-19 and the New Workplace: How Safety Practices, Work Arrangements and Employee Benefits Have Changed,” on September 17, 2020, at 12:30 p.m. EDT. The event will be available via Webex. The three-member panel will discuss how

ERISA attorney Carol Buckmann will be participating in the PLANSPONSOR webinar, “Distribution Options for Employees,” on August 20, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Carol will be joined by a panel of editors from PLANSPONSOR magazine and other leading industry professionals to discuss issues related to retirement plan distribution options for employees, including:

  • Changes made to