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Dealing with COVID-19's massive impact on employers, employee benefits, 401(k) and pension plans, health insurance, and more.

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DOL headquarters in Washington Plans and enrollees should ignore the outbreak period — the COVID-19 national emergency period, plus 60 days — when applying the affected benefits provision deadlines, officials write. (Photo: Mike Scarcella/ALM)

Officials at the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) say they have worked with the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)  to give workers a lot more time to respond to common types of benefits action notices.

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