Yearly Archives: 2012

FYI: IRS issues proposed regulations on the shared responsibility penalty

By |Dec 31, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: Same-sex marriage: new developments

By |Dec 24, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: Proposed wellness regulations permit increased rewards

By |Dec 13, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: Transitional reinsurance program results in significant new costs for group health plans

By |Dec 6, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: DOL adds to Hurricane Sandy relief for benefit plans

By |Nov 26, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: IRS adds time for IRC 436 retirement plan amendments and governmental plan determination letter submissions

By |Nov 26, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: Key 2013 Medicare values announced; Medicare tax withholding changes to take effect in 2013

By |Nov 21, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: Agencies release new health care reform regulations

By |Nov 21, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: IRS announces plan loan and hardship withdrawal relief for Hurricane Sandy

By |Nov 19, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: Employee benefits in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

By |Nov 15, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: IRS finalizes change to anticutback regulation for plans facing distress termination

By |Nov 8, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: PBGC announces targeted enforcement policy for cessation-of-operations rule

By |Nov 6, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: Same sex spouses and domestic partners may pay penalties for late enrollment in Medicare

By |Oct 24, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: Reinsurance and other fees could impact employer health care costs

By |Oct 23, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: States begin defining essential health benefits

By |Oct 22, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: Fiscal Cliff and Employee Plan Limits

By |Oct 18, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: IRS Announces Key Benefit Plan Limits for 2013

By |Oct 18, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: Social Security Benefits to Increase 1.7% in 2013

By |Oct 16, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: Seattle’s New Paid Leave Law Takes Effect

By |Sep 27, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: DOL Extends Filing Deadline for VETS-100/VETS-100A

By |Sep 27, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: MAP-21 Ready to Roll

By |Sep 19, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: FTC Takes Aim at Employment Background Screening

By |Sep 18, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: New York Expands Permissible Wage Deductions by Employers

By |Sep 14, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: Finding Missing Participants without the IRS Letter-Forwarding Program

By |Sep 13, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: MAP-21 Guidance Says “Yes” to the Annuity Substitution Rule

By |Sep 11, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: Agencies Issue Guidance Addressing Full-Time Employees and Waiting Periods

By |Sep 10, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: San Francisco Increases Employers’ Health Care Expenditure Rates for 2013

By |Aug 31, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: ACA’s Contraceptive Services Coverage Mandate: Regulatory and Judicial Update

By |Aug 28, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: HHS Clarifies ACA Adverse Benefit Determination Notice Requirements for Non-Federal Governmental Plans

By |Aug 28, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: Evaluating Retiree Cash-out Windows

By |Aug 27, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: FTC Takes on Social Media Screening

By |Aug 27, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: NLRB Limits Confidentiality of Workplace Investigations

By |Aug 27, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: Eleventh Circuit Affirms Wellness Program Complies with Americans with Disabilities Act

By |Aug 23, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: Reminder: Deadline for Medicare Part D Creditable Non-Creditable Coverage Notices Approaches

By |Aug 22, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: Illinois Becomes Second State to Prohibit Employer Access to Social Media Passwords

By |Aug 20, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: 2012 Pension Plan Funding Stabilization Rates Released

By |Aug 17, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: DOL Clarifies Federal Contractors' WARN Obligations in the Event of Sequestration

By |Aug 16, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: NLRB Appeals Ruling That Struck Down Representation Election Rule

By |Aug 16, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: Massachusetts Finalizes Criminal Records Regulations

By |Aug 10, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: IRS Clarifies Treatment of Performance-based-Restricted-Stock-and-Restricted-Stock-Units

By |Aug 8, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: Medical Loss Ratio Rebates Require Employer Action

By |Aug 7, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: Addressing Employer Questions about Health Care Reform

By |Aug 3, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: Philadelphia Paid Sick Leave Mandate Now in Effect

By |Aug 3, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: Court Won't Reinstate NLRB's Expedited Representation Election Rule

By |Aug 3, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: Managing Service Provider Disclosures Received-or-Not Under ERISA Section 408(b)(2)

By |Jul 31, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: DOL Retreats on Brokerage Window "Safe Harbor"

By |Jul 31, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: SEC Staff Issues Report on International Accounting Standards

By |Jul 27, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: CMS Releases 2013 Medicare Part D Benefit Parameters

By |Jul 20, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: Supreme Court Upholds Outside Sales Exemption for Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives

By |Jul 20, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: The NLRB and Social Media

By |Jul 13, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: What the Supreme Court's Health Care Ruling Means for Employers

By |Jul 11, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: IRS Explains Participant Notice Requirements for Funding-Based Pension Restrictions

By |Jul 11, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: GASB Adopts Extensive Revisions of Accounting Standards for Public Retirement Systems

By |Jul 11, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: 2012 Pension Plan Funding Stabilization Finally a Reality

By |Jul 6, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: Same-Sex Marriage: Legal and Legislative Update

By |Jul 2, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: IRS Proposes Change to Anticutback Regulations for Plans Facing Distress Termination

By |Jul 2, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: HIPAA Privacy and Security Update

By |Jul 2, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: IRS Proposes Tightening Section 83 “Substantial Risk of Forfeiture” for Multiple Compensation, FICA, and Pension Funding Rules

By |Jun 29, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Reform Law

By |Jun 28, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: IRS Eliminates Form 5558 Signature Requirement for Form 8955-SSA Extension Request

By |Jun 25, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: IRS Issues Additional Guidance on the Affordability Test for Employer-Sponsored Coverage under PPACA

By |Jun 18, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: Massachusetts Gender Identity Law Takes Effect on July 1

By |Jun 14, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: IRS Provides Guidance Regarding $2,500 Limit on Contributions to Health Care Flexible Spending Accounts

By |Jun 8, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: No 403(b) ERISA Safe Harbor Exemption When Employer Matches 403(b) Deferrals in Another Plan

By |Jun 6, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: DOL Releases Long Awaited FAQs on Participant Directed Account Fee Disclosures under ERISA Sections 404(a) and 404(c)

By |Jun 5, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: DOL Extends Comment Period for Target Date Fund Proposed Regulations in Light of New SEC Findings

By |May 30, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: Departments Issue Additional FAQs That Ease Some SBC Rules

By |May 22, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: New NLRB Representation Election Rule Struck Down

By |May 21, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: IRS Guidance Addresses Determination of Minimum Value for Employer-Sponsored Plans

By |May 15, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: EEOC Decides Title VII Protects Transgender Employees

By |May 11, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: EEOC Updates Guidance on Employers Use of Arrest and Conviction Records

By |May 11, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: IRS Issues Proposed Regulations on the Comparative Effectiveness Fee

By |May 9, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: 2013 HSA-HDHP Limits Released

By |May 7, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: NLRB Employee Rights Posting Is Now on Hold

By |Apr 25, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: EEOC Amends Regulations on Defending Disparate Impact Claims Under ADEA

By |Apr 18, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: Departments Request Comments on Proposed Alternatives for Provision of Coverage for Contraceptive Services by Plans Sponsored by Religious Organizations

By |Apr 18, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: EEOC Revises Guidance on Employing Veterans with Disabilities

By |Apr 5, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: Supreme Court Rules States Cannot Be Sued for Damages for Denying FMLA Self-Care Leave

By |Mar 28, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: Departments Issue FAQs Simplifying Summary of Benefits (SUB) and Coverage Requirement

By |Mar 27, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: Treasury Extends Deadline for Certain FBAR Filers and Provides Temporary Exemption from E-Filing Requirement

By |Mar 20, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: State Update: Same-Sex Marriage

By |Mar 9, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: Actuarial Value Bulletin Addresses Treatment of High-Deductible Health Plans Linked to HSAs and HRAs

By |Mar 9, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: Final Guidance Issued on Summary of Benefits and Coverage

By |Mar 1, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: Agencies Issue FAQs Regarding PPACA Automatic Enrollment, Employer Shared Responsibility, Waiting Periods, and Essential Health Benefits

By |Mar 1, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: DOL Proposes New FMLA Regulations for Military Families and Airline Crew Members

By |Feb 27, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: IRS Issues Proposed Regulations and New Guidance Regarding Lifetime Income Payments Under Retirement Plans

By |Feb 27, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: Early Retiree Reinsurance Program Funds Exhausted

By |Feb 24, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: Employment Protections Expand for Servicemembers and Veterans

By |Feb 24, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: DOL Releases Final Service Provider Fee Disclosure Regulations

By |Feb 23, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: EEOC Extends Title VII Recordkeeping Requirements to GINA

By |Feb 9, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: OFCCP Proposes Requiring Federal Contractors to Set 7% Hiring Goal for Individuals with Disabilities

By |Feb 3, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: Deadline to Submit Creditable Coverage Disclosures to CMS is February 29

By |Jan 31, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: Recent Developments Affect Puerto Rico Retirement Plans

By |Jan 25, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: Supreme Court Upholds Ministerial Exception to Employment Discrimination Laws

By |Jan 18, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: IRS Provides New Guidance on Form W-2 Reporting of Health Care Coverage

By |Jan 11, 2012|FYI, US|

FYI: NLRB Again Postpones Posting Deadline for Employee Rights Notice

By |Jan 6, 2012|FYI, US|