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Craig A. Day is a principal in the Seattle, Washington, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Craig’s background as in-house counsel, in private practice and consulting has shaped his practical approach to helping clients find solutions to complex employee benefits issues.

In May of 2020, the Department of Labor (DOL) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released joint-agency guidance that extended several important deadlines for employees, including COBRA election and payment deadlines, HIPAA Special Enrollment deadlines, and claims submission and appeal deadlines.  Under the guidance, plan administrators were required to extend the deadlines that would otherwise apply