Yearly Archives: 2013

FYI: IRS releases final regulations on ACA health insurance providers fee

By |Dec 30, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: PBGC premium hikes in final budget deal

By |Dec 27, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: Departments propose changes to HIPAA-excepted benefit regulations

By |Dec 24, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: Massachusetts ends employer Fair Share Contribution, HIRD, and section 125 requirements

By |Dec 20, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: CMS takes steps to ease individual marketplace enrollment for coverage effective January 1, 2014

By |Dec 19, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: Municipal employee and retiree pensions at risk as Detroit moves forward to Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection

By |Dec 19, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: Courts, not IRS, may determine church plan status

By |Dec 18, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: IRS issues guidance on in-plan Roth rollovers

By |Dec 17, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI In-Depth: IRS holds hearings on employer reporting requirements under health care reform

By |Dec 17, 2013|FYI In-depth, US|

FYI Alert: IRS provides temporary nondiscrimination testing relief for closed defined benefit plans

By |Dec 13, 2013|FYI Alert, US|

FYI: Changes proposed to the transitional reinsurance programs

By |Dec 11, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI In-Depth: 2014 Planning for ERISA health and welfare benefit plan operations

By |Dec 10, 2013|FYI In-depth, US|

FYI In-Depth: 2014 Planning for ERISA single-employer defined contribution plan operations

By |Dec 6, 2013|FYI In-depth, US|

FYI In-Depth: 2014 Planning for ERISA single-employer defined benefit plan operations

By |Dec 6, 2013|FYI In-depth, US|

FYI Alert: Supreme Court agrees to hear ACA contraceptive cases

By |Nov 27, 2013|FYI Alert, US|

FYI: IRS issues final regulations on reducing or suspending 401(k) and 403(b) safe harbor contributions

By |Nov 19, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: California expands paid family leave

By |Nov 18, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI Alert: Obama announces non-compliant individual and small group health plans may be offered for another year

By |Nov 14, 2013|FYI Alert, US|

FYI: Modifications likely for transitional reinsurance program contributions

By |Nov 12, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: California’s 60-day eligibility waiting period applicable to all group health plans

By |Nov 11, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI Alert: Departments finalize mental health parity regulations

By |Nov 8, 2013|FYI Alert, US|

FYI: IRS announces key benefit plan limits for 2014

By |Nov 1, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI Alert: IRS loosens “use-it-or-lose-it” rule

By |Nov 1, 2013|FYI Alert, US|

FYI: Jersey City enacts paid sick time ordinance

By |Oct 31, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: CMS releases key Medicare values for 2014

By |Oct 31, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: Social Security benefits to increase in 2014

By |Oct 30, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: Contraceptive coverage mandate continues to get attention

By |Oct 18, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: No penalty for failing to provide Marketplace notice

By |Sep 30, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI Roundup: Recent research in employee benefits and HR (fall 2013)

By |Sep 26, 2013|FYI Roundup, US|

FYI Alert: Same-sex marriage developments — IRS guidance addresses employment tax refunds

By |Sep 25, 2013|FYI Alert, US|

FYI Alert: DOL on board with IRS approach to same-sex marriage

By |Sep 19, 2013|FYI Alert, US|

FYI: The EEOC’s new focus on GINA

By |Sep 18, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: HDHPs can cover ACA-mandated preventive care and be HSA compatible

By |Sep 17, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: Medicare Part D creditable/non-creditable coverage notices due before October 15

By |Sep 13, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: IRS e-ager for e-filing

By |Sep 11, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: All legal same-sex marriages to be recognized for federal tax purposes

By |Aug 30, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI Alert:  DOL clarifies scope of same-sex spouse FMLA rights

By |Aug 13, 2013|FYI Alert, US|

FYI: Governance considerations for revenue sharing

By |Aug 7, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: PBGC proposes new premium rules for 2014

By |Jul 25, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: Additional guidance on timing of fee disclosures for ERISA plans

By |Jul 23, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: IRS issues guidance on the delay in the employer shared responsibility and reporting requirements

By |Jul 22, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI Alert: Fee disclosure due for participant-directed plans

By |Jul 19, 2013|FYI Alert, US|

FYI: Final wellness regulations mean health plans need a checkup

By |Jul 16, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: Philadelphia offers tax credits to employers that provide health benefits to same-sex partners

By |Jul 15, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: Supreme Court DOMA decision creates compliance conundrum for employers

By |Jul 12, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI Alert:  IRS releases mortality tables for benefit distributions and funding

By |Jul 11, 2013|FYI Alert, US|

FYI: New compliance check program for 457(b) non-governmental plans

By |Jul 8, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI Alert: Health care reform shared responsibility penalty and reporting delayed for one year

By |Jul 2, 2013|FYI Alert, US|

FYI: Puerto Rico extends qualified plan amendment and submission deadline and establishes late filer correction program

By |Jun 26, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: Supreme Court finds the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional

By |Jun 26, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: FASB defers certain disclosures for nonpublic plans with employer stock investments

By |Jun 19, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI Roundup: Recent research in HR and employee benefits

By |Jun 18, 2013|FYI Roundup, US|

FYI: Mayor vetoes New York City paid sick leave bill — Council override expected

By |Jun 12, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: IRS releases Form 720 for payment of PCORI fee

By |Jun 11, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: New York DOL proposes new wage deduction regulations

By |Jun 10, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: NLRB notice-posting rule struck down

By |May 31, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI Alert: Agencies finalize wellness regulations

By |May 30, 2013|FYI Alert, US|

FYI: IRS issues guidance on how wellness incentives affect affordability and minimum value

By |May 24, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: FAQs address annual limit waivers, provider nondiscrimination, clinical trials, and transparency in coverage reporting

By |May 21, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: New York City passes paid sick leave bill

By |May 20, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: IRS spotlights problematic compensation practices at colleges and universities

By |May 16, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: Departments issue updated Summary of Benefits and Coverage template and extend enforcement relief

By |May 10, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: DOL moves closer to lifetime income disclosure rules for defined contribution plans

By |May 10, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: Supreme Court decision demonstrates need for clear plan documents

By |May 9, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: DOL issues eagerly anticipated guidance on Marketplace Notice requirement

By |May 9, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: 2014 HSA/HDHP limits announced

By |May 6, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: New York postpones caps on executive compensation and administrative expenses for state contractors

By |May 2, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: Temporary exemption from certain ACA provisions granted to insured expatriate plans

By |Apr 26, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: Anti-cutback relief for certain Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) with publicly traded stock

By |Apr 26, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI Roundup: Retirement plans Spring recap

By |Apr 25, 2013|FYI Roundup, US|

FYI: Revised Form I-9 must be used beginning May 7

By |Apr 25, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: CMS publishes dates for termination of ERRP processes

By |Apr 23, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: IRS proposes regulations on compensation deduction for health insurance providers

By |Apr 19, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: New York City bans discrimination against the unemployed

By |Apr 16, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: Guidance issued on waiting periods and certificates of creditable coverage

By |Apr 9, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: CMS releases 2014 Medicare Part D benefit parameters

By |Apr 9, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: PBGC reproposes reportable event rules

By |Apr 5, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: IRS launches 403(b) opinion and advisory letter program

By |Apr 3, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: OSHA regulations protect whistleblowers under the Affordable Care Act

By |Apr 2, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: USCIS Revises Form I-9

By |Mar 29, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: Final FMLA regulations take effect

By |Mar 29, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: Monitoring service provider compensation is continued focus of audits and litigation

By |Mar 22, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: Massachusetts health reform mandate and penalties to continue into 2014

By |Mar 21, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: California pregnancy disability leave regulation changes and clarifications

By |Mar 18, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: Additional guidance on preventive care requirements released

By |Mar 15, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: Proposed regulations address contraceptive coverage mandate and religious organizations

By |Mar 13, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: Instructions released for annual funding notice MAP-21 disclosures

By |Mar 11, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: The wait is over...HHS releases final omnibus HIPAA privacy and security regulations

By |Mar 8, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: Final guidance issued on essential health benefits and cost-sharing requirements

By |Feb 27, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: ACA FAQs address HRAs, hospital indemnity plans, and PCORI fee

By |Feb 21, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: 2013 pension plan funding stabilization rates released

By |Feb 12, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI Roundup: Health and welfare benefits – a look back at 2012

By |Feb 8, 2013|FYI Roundup, US|

FYI: Deadline to submit creditable coverage disclosures to CMS is March 1

By |Feb 1, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: IRS updates EPCRS plan correction program

By |Jan 31, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: HHS releases new guidance on use of ERRP reimbursements and correction of data inaccuracies

By |Jan 31, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: Guidance issued on employer shared responsibility requirements

By |Jan 30, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: Puerto Rico retirement plans: Puerto Rico Treasury extends deadlines — but US transfer extension expires

By |Jan 29, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: Agencies issue FAQs addressing Exchange Notice, HRAs, and PCORI fees

By |Jan 25, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: US Supreme Court may review rule on excluding SUB payments from FICA

By |Jan 24, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: IRS issues final regulations on PCORI fees

By |Jan 23, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: Final HIPAA privacy and security regulations released

By |Jan 21, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: IRS releases 2013 transportation and adoption benefit limits and guidance on retroactive increase to transit benefits

By |Jan 17, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: Proposed rules address increased Medicare and investment taxes on high-income individuals

By |Jan 17, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: California inches toward mandatory automatic IRAs

By |Jan 15, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: HHS issues guidance on essential health benefits and actuarial value

By |Jan 10, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: Puerto Rico Treasury announces key benefit plan limits for 2013

By |Jan 7, 2013|FYI, US|