Publication

FYI: Delaware Bans Salary History Inquiries

FYI: DOL Moves to Rescind Persuader Rule

FYI: Corporate Pension Funding – Is Sooner Better than Later?

FYI: Challenge to Philadelphia Wage Equity Law On Again

FYI: New York Revises Proposed Regulations for Paid Family Leave and Sets Premium Rates

FYI: Oregon Rolls Out Retirement Savings Program

FYI: NYC Enacts “Fair Workweek” Laws

FYI: Oregon Enacts New Equal Pay Law

FYI: July 31 PCORI Fee Deadline Imminent

FYI: Supreme Court Rules on Church Plan Question

FYI: Canadian Court Won’t Enforce Withdrawal Liability on Canadian Controlled Group Member

FYI: Challenge to Philadelphia Wage Equity Law Dismissed

FYI Alert: Welfare and Pensions Following the General Election

FYI Alert: DOL Withdraws Guidance on Joint Employers and Independent Contractors 

FYI: DOL Extends Use of ACA Marketplace Notice

FYI Roundup: Recent Research in HR and Employee Benefits 2017 – Spring Edition

FYI: Audits and Other Form 5500 Developments

FYI: IRS Releases ACA Shared Responsibility Affordability Percentage for 2018

FYI: Ontario Updates on Pension Plan Funding Rules

FYI: The Pensions Regulator’s 2017 Annual Funding Statement

By and |May 24, 2017|FYI, Publication, UK, Wealth|

FYI Alert: No Further Delay for Fiduciary Rule (for Now) – but DOL Implements Enforcement Lite Approach

FYI: California’s “Day of Rest” Requirements Clarified

FYI: CMS Releases 2018 Medicare Part D Benefit Parameters

By and |May 15, 2017|FYI, Health, US|

FYI: Ninth Circuit OKs Pay Structure Based on Prior Salary

FYI: NY DOL Appeals Revocation of Wage Payment Rules

FYI: NYC Mayor Signs Salary History Ban Into Law

FYI: Master Trust Regulation

By and |May 10, 2017|FYI, UK, Wealth|

FYI: Record Keeping – Time for Trustees to Act

By and |May 9, 2017|FYI, UK, Wealth|

FYI: IRS Announces 2018 HSA/HDHP Limits

FYI: 2017 Ontario Budget Announces New Prescription Drug Program for Children and Youth

FYI: Congress Nixes DOL State-Run Savings Plan Rules

FYI: Washington Proposes Paid Sick Leave Rules

By and |May 5, 2017|FYI, Health, US|

FYI Alert: House Passes ACA Repeal Legislation

FYI: NYC Freelancer Law Poised to Take Effect

FYI: CMS Finalizes Enrollment Changes Aimed at Stabilizing ACA Marketplaces

FYI: Philadelphia’s Ban on Salary History Inquiries on Hold

FYI Alert: The General Election Causes Last Minute Pension Changes

By and |Apr 28, 2017|FYI Alert, UK|

FYI: D.C. Restricts Employer Use of Credit Information

FYI Roundup: Recent Health and Welfare Developments 2017 – Spring Edition

By and |Apr 24, 2017|FYI Roundup, Health, US|

FYI In-Depth: IRS Addresses Tax Treatment of Fixed-Indemnity Health Plans and Wellness Double Dip

FYI: Wellness Programs: Litigation Update

FYI: The Pensions Regulator Consults on its Monetary Penalties Policy and on the Definition of Professional Trustee

By and |Apr 13, 2017|FYI, UK, Wealth|

FYI: Further Detail on the Pensions Advice Allowance

By and |Apr 13, 2017|FYI, UK, Wealth|

FYI: NYC Bars Salary History Inquiries

FYI Alert: DOL Delays Fiduciary Rule Until June 9

FYI: IRS Confirms More Time for Extended Corporate Returns

FYI: San Francisco Employer Annual Reporting Form Due May 1

FYI Alert: PPF Consults On Third PPF Levy Triennium

FYI: New York Proposes Regulations for Paid Family Leave

FYI: Money Purchase Annual Allowance Reduces to £4,000

By and |Mar 29, 2017|FYI, UK, Wealth|

FYI Alert: “Blacklisting” Order Revoked and Final Rule Nullified

FYI: Protect Your Members From Scammers

FYI: FASB Issues Final Changes to Presentation of Benefit Cost and Disclosures in Financial Statements

FYI Roundup: Recent Research in HR and Employee Benefits 2017 – Winter Edition

FYI: IRS Releases 2017 Operational Compliance List

FYI Alert: DOL Won’t Enforce Fiduciary Rule’s April 10 Applicability Date

FYI: Puerto Rico Enacts Changes to Rules for Qualified Plans and Trusts

FYI: Revised Rates for the General Levy

By and |Mar 10, 2017|FYI, UK, Wealth|

FYI Alert: How can defined benefit pension schemes be made more secure and sustainable?

By and |Mar 10, 2017|FYI, FYI Alert, UK, Wealth|

FYI: FASB Finalizes Changes to Master Trust Accounting Standards

FYI Alert: Spring Budget 2017

FYI Alert: Health Care Reform Bill Would Change Many ACA Provisions and Expand HSAs

FYI Alert: Congress Disapproves Blacklisting Rule

FYI: IRS Increases Flexibility for Substantiation of Hardship Distributions

FYI: Cyclical Automatic Re-enrolment

By and |Mar 3, 2017|FYI, UK, Wealth|

FYI: 2017/18 Earnings Thresholds for Automatic Enrolment

By and |Mar 3, 2017|FYI, UK, Wealth|

FYI: New York Wage Payment Regulations Struck Down

FYI Alert: DOL Proposes to Delay Fiduciary Rule

FYI: CMS Proposes Enrollment Changes Aimed at Propping Up ACA Marketplaces, for Now

FYI: DC Poised to Limit Employer Use of Credit Information

FYI: District of Columbia Paid Family Leave Advances

FYI: Puerto Rico Treasury Updates Rules for Obtaining Retirement Plan Qualification Letters

FYI: Reminder – Prepare to Update SBCs

FYI: It’s That Time of Year – Creditable Coverage Disclosures to CMS Due by March 1

By and |Feb 10, 2017|FYI, Health, US|

FYI: DOL, PBGC and HHS Increase Penalties for Violations

FYI In-Depth: Older Workers and Retirees: Avoiding HSA Pitfalls

FYI Alert: SEC Reconsiders CEO Pay Ratio Rule Implementation

FYI Alert: Trump Orders DOL to Re-Examine Fiduciary Rule

FYI Roundup: Retirement Plans – 2017 Winter Recap

FYI: NY State Targets Pay Equity

FYI Roundup: Recent Health and Welfare Developments 2017 – Winter Edition

FYI: Window for Fixing Current 403(b) Document to Close in 2020

FYI: Philadelphia Bars Salary History Inquiries

FYI: Departments Issue FAQs on Special Enrollment, Women’s Preventive Care Services

FYI: Salary Sacrifice and Employee Benefit Packages

FYI: Target Date Fund with Annuity that Restricts Transfers May be Prudent Default Investment (but not QDIA)

FYI: Los Angeles Becomes Latest City to Ban the Box

FYI: DOL Sends Parting Fiduciary Rule FAQs to Service Providers and Consumers

FYI: DOL Hikes FLSA and Other Employer Penalties Again

FYI: Status Quo for Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Accommodation

FYI: IRS OKs Use of Forfeitures as QNEC/QMAC/Safe Harbor Contributions

FYI: Court Denies Motion to Block EEOC Wellness Program Regulations

FYI: Proposals to Tackle the Threat of Pension Scams

By and |Jan 17, 2017|FYI, UK, Wealth|

FYI: Court Blocks HHS from Enforcing Prohibition on Transgender Discrimination

By and |Jan 13, 2017|FYI, Health, US|

FYI: New Year, New Salary Thresholds for NY Overtime Exemptions and Minimum Wage Increases

FYI: DOL Clarifies Fiduciary Standards on Proxy Voting and Investment Policies

FYI: DOL Finalizes Disability Claims Procedure Rules

FYI: Proposed Mortality Table Updates Slated for 2018

FYI: Implications of Recent Market Conditions for Pension Plan Sponsors

FYI: DOL Green Lights Retirement Programs Run by Cities and Counties

FYI: Portland to Impose Surtax on High CEO Pay Ratios

FYI Alert: IRS Proposes Revised Mortality Tables for 2018

FYI: IRS Delays Rules on Opt-Out Payments Under the ACA

FYI Roundup: Labor and Employment Developments – 2016 in Review

FYI: HHS Finalizes the 2018 OOP Maximums

FYI: Puerto Rico Treasury Announces Key Benefit Plan Limits for 2017

FYI Alert: 5th Circuit to Expedite Appeal of Overtime Ruling

FYI: Supreme Court to Address Church Plan Definition

FYI: Mental Health Parity Update

FYI Alert: DOL Appeals Overtime Ruling

FYI: IRS Proposes More Changes to Minimum Present Value Calculations

FYI: Wellness Programs: Regulatory and Litigation Update

FYI: CMS Releases Medicare Part A and B Values for 2017

FYI: HHS Increases Penalties for HIPAA Violations

FYI Roundup: Recent Research in HR and Employee Benefits 2016 – Fall Edition

FYI Alert: Overtime Rule on Hold

FYI In-Depth: 2017 Planning for Health and Welfare Benefit Plan Operations

FYI Alert: IRS Delays Employer ACA Reporting

FYI: Voters Approve Paid Sick Leave Initiatives

FYI Alert: Texas Court Permanently Blocks DOL Persuader Rule

FYI In-Depth: 2017 Planning for ERISA Multiemployer Defined Benefit Plan Operations

FYI In-Depth: 2017 Planning for Governmental Retirement Plan Operations

FYI In-Depth: 2017 Planning for ERISA Single-Employer Defined Benefit Plan Operations

FYI In-Depth: 2017 Planning for ERISA Single-Employer Defined Contribution Plan Operations

FYI Alert: Voters Hike State Minimum Wage Rates

FYI: Market Rate of Return Rule Only Applies to Some PEP Interest – For Now

FYI: DOL Fiduciary FAQs for Advisers

FYI: IRS Announces New PCORI Fee

FYI Roundup: Recent Health and Welfare Developments 2016 – Fall Edition

FYI: NYC Passes Wage Protections for Gig Workers

FYI: Essential Health Benefits – Why Should Employers Care?

FYI: Agencies Relax Rules for Hurricane Matthew Victims

FYI: Enforcement Relief Extended for Student Premium Reduction Arrangements

FYI: Paid Meal Break No Substitute for Overtime Pay

FYI Alert: IRS Announces Key Retirement Plan Limits for 2017

FYI Alert: Texas Court Blocks Key “Blacklisting” Rule Provisions

FYI Alert: IRS Announces Some 2017 Benefit Plan Limits

FYI: IRS Updates Plan Corrections Procedure

FYI Alert: SOA 2016 Mortality Scale Update Points to Lower Liabilities

FYI: States and Business Groups Seek Expedited Rulings on Overtime Rule Challenges

FYI Alert: PBGC 2017 Premium Rates to Increase

FYI Alert: Social Security Benefits and Taxable Wage Base to Increase for 2017

FYI: California to Increase Salary Threshold for Computer Professional Exemption

FYI: CMS Announces 2016 Transitional Reinsurance Fee Submission Process

FYI: Bill to Expand California Family Leave Vetoed

FYI: California Moves to Level the Paying Field

FYI: EEOC to Require Summary Pay Data in EEO-1 Report

FYI: PBGC Proposes to Change, Expand Its Missing Participant Program for Terminated Plans

FYI: San Francisco Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program Made Permanent

FYI Alert: DOL Finalizes Paid Sick Leave Rules for Federal Contractors

FYI: Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Final Rule and Guidance for Federal Contractors Issued

FYI: DOL Announces Minimum Wage Increase for Federal Contractors

FYI: PBGC Finalizes Reduced Late Premium Payment Penalties

FYI Alert: 21 States and Business Groups Move to Block Final Overtime Rule

FYI Alert: IRS Extends Temporary Nondiscrimination Relief for Closed DB Plans Through 2017

FYI: DOL Expands Plan Compliance Relief for Louisiana Floods

FYI In-Depth: Flex Contributions and Opt-Out Payments Under ACA

FYI: IRS Clarifies Minimum Present Value Rules for Partial Annuity Distributions

FYI: OK to Include More ACA Marketplace Information with COBRA Election Notices

FYI: HHS Proposes 2018 OOP Maximums and Marketplace Guidance

FYI: Spotlight on Transgender Health Coverage

FYI Alert: IRS Publishes 2017 Mortality Tables – No Change for 2014 SOA Study

FYI: IRS Relaxes Retirement Plan Rules for Louisiana Flood Victims

FYI: IRS Allows “Self-Service” 60-Day Rollover Waivers for Retirement Plan Distributions

FYI Roundup: Recent Research in HR and Employee Benefits 2016 – Summer Edition

FYI: DOL Updates Workplace Posters

FYI: DOL Finalizes Rules for State-Run Retirement Programs

FYI: IRS Increases Shared Responsibility Affordability Percentages and Assessment Amounts

FYI Alert: NLRB Says Grad Students Can Unionize

FYI: 2016 Deadline for Medicare Part D Creditable/ Non-Creditable Coverage Notices Nears

By and |Aug 24, 2016|FYI, Health, US|

FYI: NYC Amends Mass Transit Benefit Rules

FYI: FSA Contribution Limit Likely to Increase to $2,600 in 2017

FYI: Changes Proposed to Master Trust Accounting Standards

FYI Roundup: Retirement Plans – 2016 Summer Recap

FYI: OFCCP Expands Sex Discrimination Guidance

FYI: Proposed Overhaul of Form 5500 Slated for 2019 Plan Years

FYI Alert: Massachusetts Enacts Expansive Equal Pay Law

FYI: IRS Addresses Questions on Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plans

FYI Roundup: Labor and Employment Developments 2016 – A Mid-Year Recap

FYI: Proposed Regulations Provide Permanent Relief for Expatriate Health Plans

FYI Roundup: Recent Health and Welfare Developments 2016 – Summer Edition

FYI: EEOC Revises Equal Pay Data Reporting Proposal

FYI: DOL Increases Penalties for ERISA Compliance Violations

FYI: DOL Hikes FLSA and Other Employer Penalties

FYI: As Expected, IRS Formally Contracts Its Determination Letter Program

FYI: Higher Education to Face Overtime Challenges

FYI Alert: Court Blocks DOL Persuader Rule from Taking Effect

FYI: Brexit: What It Is and Its Impact on Retirement Plans

FYI: August 1 PCORI Fee Deadline Approaching

FYI: IRS Wellness Program Etiquette – Don’t Double Dip

FYI: EEOC Boosts Penalties for Posting Violations

FYI In-Depth: Wellness Plans: Final ADA and GINA Regulations

FYI: PBGC Proposes Multiemployer Plan Facilitated Merger Rules

FYI Roundup: Recent Research in HR and Employee Benefits 2016 – Spring Edition

FYI: No Surprises in IRS Final Roth After-Tax Allocation Regulation

FYI: Puerto Rico Changes Annual Return Filing Requirements for Retirement Plans

FYI: More Guidance on ACA, Mental Health Parity and Women’s Health and Cancer Rights

FYI Alert: DOL Unveils Final Overtime Rule

FYI: PBGC Announces New Maximum Penalties

FYI: High Court Kicks Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Accommodation Back to the Circuits

FYI Alert: HHS Finalizes Regulations on ACA Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities

FYI Alert: EEOC Issues Final Wellness Regulations

FYI: San Francisco Adopts Fully Paid Parental Leave

FYI: Treasury Finalizes Multiemployer Benefit Suspension Ordering Rule

FYI: GASB 82 Aims to Improve Financial Reporting Consistency for Public Retirement Systems

FYI: Treasury Finalizes Multiemployer Benefit Suspension Regulations

FYI Roundup: Recent Health and Welfare Developments 2016 Spring Edition

FYI: IRS Announces 2017 HSA/HDHP Limits

FYI: PBGC Proposes Reduced Late Premium Filing Penalties

FYI: CA and NY Adopt $15 Minimum Wage

FYI: New York Adopts Paid Family Leave

FYI: A Plan Sponsor’s Overview of DOL’s Fiduciary/Conflict of Interest Rule

FYI: Final Updated SBC Template Available

FYI Alert: IRS Reverses Course on QSERP Portion of Proposed Nondiscrimination Regs

FYI: Office for Civil Rights HIPAA Audits Underway

FYI: Philadelphia Expands Ban-the-Box Restrictions as NYC Considers Changes

FYI Alert: DOL Finalizes Fiduciary/Conflict of Interest Rule

FYI: SEC and DOL See Eye to Eye in Stock-Drop Case

FYI: High Court OKs Law of Averages for FLSA Claims

FYI: Departments Finalize Market Mandate Guidance

FYI Alert: High Court Tie Leaves Public Union Fees in Place

FYI: PBGC Finalizes Changes to 4010 Annual Financial Reporting

FYI: CMS Releases 2017 Medicare Part D Benefit Parameters and Proposes Lower Payments to EGWPs

By and |Mar 22, 2016|FYI, Health, US|

FYI: Expected SBC Implementation Date

FYI: NYC Prescribes Changes for Sick Time Rules

FYI: DOL Proposes Paid Sick Leave Rules for Federal Contractors

FYI: Transition Relief Provided for Student Premium Reduction Arrangements

FYI Alert: Overtime Rules at OMB

FYI: DOL Focuses Audits on Failure to Make Timely Payments to Participants

FYI: HHS Finalizes 2017 OOP Maximums and Marketplace Guidance

FYI: High Court Halts State’s Effort to Collect Health Data from Self-Funded ERISA Plans

FYI: Employer Cannot Escape Claims That It Cut Employee Hours to Avoid ACA Requirements

FYI: New Proposed SBC Template, Instructions and Materials

FYI: IRS Notice Provides Additional ACA Employer Shared Responsibility Guidance

FYI: Beware FICA Audits, Settlements, and Other Horror Stories

FYI: EEOC Proposes Pay Data Reporting by Employers

FYI Roundup: Recent Health and Welfare Developments 2016 – Winter Edition

FYI Roundup: Recent Research in HR and Employee Benefits 2016 — Winter Edition

FYI: Refinements Proposed to Multiemployer Suspension Rules

FYI: IRS Proposes Normal Retirement Age Rules for Governmental Plans

FYI: ERISA Plan Cannot Recover Spent Settlement Funds, High Court Rules

FYI: DOL Takes “As Broad As Possible” View of Joint Employment Under FLSA

FYI: Retiree Health Benefits Dispute Returns to Trial Court

FYI: San Francisco’s 2016 Minimum Health Care Spending Requirements

FYI: It’s That Time Yet Again — Creditable Coverage Disclosures to CMS Due by February 29

By and |Feb 10, 2016|FYI, Health, US|

FYI Roundup: Retirement Plans – 2016 Winter Recap

FYI: IRS Nondiscrimination Proposal Limits QSERPs, Adds Cross-Testing Option and New Closed Plan Relief

FYI: Mid-Year Safe Harbor Plan Changes

FYI: FASB Issues Proposed Changes to Presentation of Benefit Cost and Disclosures in Financial Statements

FYI: IRS Provides Additional Guidance on Health FSA Carryovers

FYI: NYC Extends Employment Protections to Caregivers

FYI In-Depth: 2016 Planning for ERISA Multiemployer Defined Benefit Plan Operations

FYI: Court Finds No ADA Violation When Wellness Plan Participation Is Condition of Health Plan Eligibility

FYI: Effect of Fed Interest Rates and Market Results on Pension and OPEB Plans

FYI: IRS Expands Tax Relief for Identity Protection Services

FYI Alert: IRS Releases Guidance on Retroactive Increase to 2015 Transit Benefits

FYI: Church Plans Update

FYI: Proposed Regulations Address ACA Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities

FYI: PBGC Finalizes Multiemployer Partition Rules

FYI: California Requires Embedded Cost-Sharing and Deductible Limits for Insured Plans

By |Dec 31, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: Puerto Rico Treasury Announces Key Benefit Plan Limits for 2016

By |Dec 31, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI Alert: IRS Extends ACA Reporting Deadlines

By |Dec 29, 2015|FYI Alert, US|

FYI: Increase in Fed Interest Rates Affects Defined Contribution Plans

By |Dec 24, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: IRS Chimes in on Applying Same-Sex Marriage Ruling to Benefit Plans

By |Dec 23, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: HHS Proposes 2017 OOP Maximums and Marketplace Guidance

By |Dec 23, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI Roundup: Labor and Employment Developments – 2015 in Review

By |Dec 22, 2015|FYI Roundup, US|

FYI: NY Increases Workplace Protections for Women

By |Dec 18, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI Alert: Cadillac Tax Delay Included in Year-End Legislation Impacting Employers and Employee Benefits

By |Dec 17, 2015|FYI Alert, US|

FYI Alert: Fed Raises Interest Rates – Effect on Year-End Discount Rates for Pension and OPEB Plans

By |Dec 17, 2015|FYI Alert, US|

FYI: DOL Proposes More Stringent Rules for Disability Claims Procedures

By |Dec 15, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: Departments Issue FAQs Addressing Preventive Care, Wellness and Mental Health Parity

By |Dec 15, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: New Jersey Issues Final Ban-the-Box Regulations

By |Dec 11, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Safe Harbor is Closing

By |Dec 10, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI In-Depth: Wellness Plans – Diagnosing Compliance Concerns

By |Dec 9, 2015|FYI In-depth, US|

FYI: Employers Face Higher Minimum Wages in 2016

By |Dec 9, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI Alert: On Second Thought – No Extra Time for 5500 Forms after 2015; 5500-SUP Compliance Questions Can Wait

By |Dec 8, 2015|FYI Alert, US|

FYI: NYC and DC Employers: Get Your Commuter Benefit Programs in Gear by January 1

By |Dec 7, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: DOL Encourages State-Run Retirement Programs

By |Dec 4, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: DOL on Overtime: Targets July for Final Rule

By |Dec 2, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: NYC Issues Guidance and Required Notice as Ban-the-Box Law Takes Effect

By |Dec 1, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI In-Depth: 2016 Planning for Governmental Retirement Plan Operations

By |Nov 25, 2015|FYI In-depth, US|

FYI In-Depth: 2016 Planning for Health and Welfare Benefit Plan Operations

By |Nov 19, 2015|FYI In-depth, US|

FYI: CMS Releases Medicare Part A and B Values for 2016

By |Nov 18, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: Relief for Amending Hybrid Plan Interest Crediting Rates

By |Nov 16, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: High Court to Hear Nonprofit Employers’ Objections to ACA Contraceptive Coverage Mandate, Again

By |Nov 16, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: Updated DOL Guidance Bolsters Support for Socially Responsible Investing

By |Nov 12, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI In-Depth: 2016 Planning for ERISA Single-Employer Defined Contribution Plan Operations

By |Nov 10, 2015|FYI In-depth, US|

FYI In-Depth: 2016 Planning for ERISA Single-Employer Defined Benefit Plan Operations

By |Nov 10, 2015|FYI In-depth, US|

FYI Roundup: Recent Research in HR and Employee Benefits 2015 — Fall Edition

By |Nov 9, 2015|FYI Roundup, US|

FYI Alert: Budget Act Raises PBGC Premiums; Revises Mortality Table and Interest Rules; Fixes Part B Premiums

By |Nov 2, 2015|FYI Alert, US|

FYI Alert: EEOC Addresses Spousal Participation in Wellness Programs

By |Oct 30, 2015|FYI Alert, US|

FYI: PBGC 2016 Premium Rates to Increase

By |Oct 26, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI Roundup: Recent Health and Welfare Developments — Fall 2015 Edition

By |Oct 22, 2015|FYI Roundup, US|

FYI: IRS Announces More 2016 Benefit Plan Limits

By |Oct 21, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI Alert: IRS Announces Key Retirement Plan Limits for 2016

By |Oct 21, 2015|FYI Alert, US|

FYI: No Increase in Social Security Benefits or Taxable Wage Base for 2016

By |Oct 15, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: IRS Announces PCORI Fee

By |Oct 14, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: California and Oregon Pharmacists May Furnish Contraceptives without a Prescription

By |Oct 13, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI Alert: SOA Updates Mortality Improvement Scale to Reflect Recent Years’ Lower Mortality

By |Oct 8, 2015|FYI Alert, US|

FYI: Intern or Employee? Another Federal Appeals Court Rejects DOL Test

By |Oct 6, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: NYC Provides Guidance on Employer Credit Checks

By |Sep 28, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: PBGC Requires Electronic Filing for Certain Multiemployer Notices

By |Sep 28, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: NLRB Adopts Expansive Joint Employer Standard

By |Sep 25, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: CMS Announces 2015 Transitional Reinsurance Fee Submission Process

By |Sep 25, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: PBGC Updated Reportable Event Regulations Released

By |Sep 16, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: 2015 Deadline for Medicare Part D Creditable/Non-Creditable Coverage Notices Nears

By |Sep 15, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: IRS Finalizes Retirement Plan Funding Regulations

By |Sep 10, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: Multiemployer Plan Benefit Suspension Voting Procedures Released

By |Sep 2, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: FSA Contribution Limit Unlikely to Change for 2016

By |Aug 31, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: IRS: Identity Theft Protection Services Tax-Free for Data Breach Victims

By |Aug 31, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: NLRB Blocks Drive to Unionize Northwestern Football

By |Aug 28, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI Alert: Recent Market Volatility — Impacts on Retirement Plans

By |Aug 26, 2015|FYI Alert, US|

FYI In-Depth: Retiree HRAs and the ACA – Doing It Right

By |Aug 24, 2015|FYI In-depth, US|

FYI: Public Pension Litigation Update: Summer 2015

By |Aug 21, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: SEC Expands Executive Pay Disclosures

By |Aug 21, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: Deadlines for Form 5500 and Employer Tax Returns Revised; Excess Pension Asset Transfers Extended

By |Aug 20, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: Trade Bill Increases Penalties for IRS Reporting Failures Including ACA, Extends HCTC

By |Aug 20, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: Unpaid Intern or Employee?

By |Aug 19, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: EEOC: Title VII Prohibits Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation

By |Aug 14, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: Departments Issue Final Regulations on Preventive Services

By |Aug 7, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: Feel Better? California Amends Paid Sick Leave Law

By |Aug 4, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI Alert: IRS Issues Additional Cadillac Tax Guidance

By |Aug 3, 2015|FYI Alert, US|

FYI Alert: No Change for 2014 SOA Mortality Report in 2016 IRS Mortality Tables

By |Jul 31, 2015|FYI Alert, US|

FYI Roundup: Retirement Plans – 2015 Summer Recap

By |Jul 29, 2015|FYI Roundup, US|

FYI: PBGC Proposes Changes to Annual Financial Reporting

By |Jul 27, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: San Francisco Amends Formula Retail Employee Rights Ordinances

By |Jul 24, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI Roundup: Recent Research in HR and Employee Benefits 2015 — Summer Edition

By |Jul 24, 2015|FYI Roundup, US|

FYI: Spotlight on Governmental Plan Pension Obligation Bonds

By |Jul 22, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: IRS Announces Major Contraction of Individually Designed Plan Letter Program

By |Jul 21, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI Roundup: Recent Health and Welfare Developments 2015 – Summer Edition

By |Jul 20, 2015|FYI Roundup, US|

FYI Roundup: Labor and Employment Developments 2015 – A Mid-Year Recap

By |Jul 17, 2015|FYI Roundup, US|

FYI: Colorado High Court: Workplace Drug Policies Apply to Medical Marijuana Users

By |Jul 17, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI Alert: DOL Says Most Workers Are Employees

By |Jul 16, 2015|FYI Alert, US|

FYI: DOL Seeks to Clarify Fiduciary’s Annuity Monitoring Obligation

By |Jul 16, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: EEOC Revises Pregnancy Discrimination Guidance

By |Jul 16, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: Chicago Hikes Minimum Wage

By |Jul 10, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI Alert: IRS Puts Brakes on Pre-Plan Termination Retiree Cashout Windows

By |Jul 10, 2015|FYI Alert, US|

FYI: Election of Federal External Review Process by Self-Insured, Non-Federal Governmental Plans

By |Jul 7, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: Departments Finalize SBC Rules; Updated Template Expected by 2016

By |Jul 7, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: Pre-Approved Plan Program Opens to Hybrid Plans, ESOPs

By |Jul 2, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI In-Depth: California and Massachusetts Employers Feverishly Prepare for Paid Sick Leave

By |Jul 1, 2015|FYI In-depth, US|

FYI Alert: DOL Proposes Significant Expansion of Overtime Eligibility

By |Jun 30, 2015|FYI Alert, US|

FYI: Streamlined IRS Operations to Limit Determination Letters

By |Jun 30, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: PBGC Prescribes Plan for Multiemployer Plan Partitions to Promote Preservation

By |Jun 29, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: Multiemployer Plan Benefit Suspension Guidance Is Here

By |Jun 29, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI Alert: High Court Says “I Do” to Same-Sex Marriage

By |Jun 26, 2015|FYI Alert, US|

FYI: IRS Releases Draft Forms for 2015 ACA Reporting

By |Jun 26, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI Alert: High Court Upholds ACA Subsidies in Federally Facilitated Marketplaces

By |Jun 25, 2015|FYI Alert, US|

FYI: Supreme Court Clarifies Employers’ Religious Accommodation Obligations

By |Jun 22, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: NYC to “Ban the Box” for Private Employers

By |Jun 18, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: IRS Releases Additional Guidance on ACA Reporting, Including Electronic Filing

By |Jun 17, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: DOL Unhappy With Plan Audit Quality

By |Jun 11, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: SEC Proposes Pay Versus Performance Disclosures

By |Jun 9, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: July 31 PCORI Fee Deadline Approaching

By |Jun 8, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: DOL Updates FMLA Notices and Certification Forms

By |Jun 4, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: Self-Funded and Large Group Plans May Need “Embedded” Cost-Sharing Limits in 2016

By |Jun 4, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: IRS Amnesty Program for Late Annual Reporting by Non-ERISA Plans Made Permanent

By |Jun 3, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: Medicare Parts B and D Premiums to Increase for Some High-Income Enrollees

By |May 29, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: New FAQs on ACA Preventive Care Services

By |May 28, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: High Court Affirms Duty to Monitor Plan Investments; Says Little on Scope of that Duty

By |May 22, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: Philadelphia Paid Sick Leave Law Takes Effect

By |May 21, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI Alert: Ascension Health Settles ERISA Church Plan Exemption Lawsuit

By |May 15, 2015|FYI Alert, US|

FYI: NYC to Ban Credit Checks by Employers

By |May 12, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: Supreme Court OKs Judicial Review of EEOC’s Conciliation Efforts

By |May 11, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: IRS Announces 2016 HSA/HDHP Limits

By |May 7, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: Telecommuting: A Reasonable Accommodation?

By |May 7, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: Church Plan Litigation Update

By |May 4, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: CMS Releases 2016 Medicare Part D Benefit Parameters

By |Apr 30, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: Final Regulations on Wraparound Coverage as an Excepted Benefit

By |Apr 29, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI Roundup: Recent Research in HR and Employee Benefits 2015 — Spring Edition

By |Apr 29, 2015|FYI Roundup, US|

FYI In-Depth: Recent Health and Welfare Developments 2015 – Spring Edition

By |Apr 27, 2015|FYI In-depth, US|

FYI In-Depth: Love and Marriage: The Evolving Landscape

By |Apr 27, 2015|FYI In-depth, US|

FYI: Transitional Reinsurance Program – Refund Requests Must be Submitted by April 30

By |Apr 22, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI Alert: April 30, 2015: New Deadline for Puerto Rico Reduced Taxation on Retirement Funds

By |Apr 21, 2015|FYI Alert, US|

FYI: DOL Re-Proposes Controversial Fiduciary Rule

By |Apr 21, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI Alert: Long-Awaited EEOC Wellness Regulations Released

By |Apr 17, 2015|FYI Alert, US|

FYI: Revised SBC Templates to be Delayed to 2017

By |Apr 14, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI Alert: Federal Judge Again Blocks FMLA’s Expanded Definition of Spouse

By |Apr 13, 2015|FYI Alert, US|

FYI: PBGC Considering Electronic Filing for Certain Multiemployer Notices

By |Apr 10, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: Early Correction of Elective Deferrals Less Costly Under New EPCRS Options

By |Apr 8, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: Additional Guidance on Premium Reimbursement Arrangements

By |Apr 7, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: Federal Judge Blocks FMLA’s Expanded Definition of Spouse

By |Apr 7, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: President Vetoes Congressional Resolution Blocking NLRB Election Rule

By |Apr 6, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: Weeding Out Connecticut Convictions for Marijuana Possession

By |Apr 2, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: IRS Modifies Retirement Plan Correction Procedure

By |Apr 2, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: DOL to Propose Overtime Regulations This Spring

By |Mar 31, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: DC’s Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act In Effect: Pay Notices Required

By |Mar 30, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI Alert: Supreme Court Gives New Life to Pregnancy Discrimination Claim

By |Mar 26, 2015|FYI Alert, US|

FYI: HHS Finalizes 2016 OOP Maximums and Transitional Reinsurance Contribution Rates

By |Mar 25, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI Alert: EEOC Says Proposed Wellness Program Regulations Imminent

By |Mar 23, 2015|FYI Alert, US|

FYI Alert: IRS Extends Temporary Nondiscrimination Testing Relief for Closed Defined Benefit Plans

By |Mar 20, 2015|FYI Alert, US|

FYI: DOL Provides Flexibility in Fee Disclosure Timing

By |Mar 19, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: Supreme Court Says Federal Agencies Can Change Regulatory Interpretations Without Formal Rulemaking

By |Mar 18, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: ERISA Advisory Council Issues Outsourcing Report

By |Mar 16, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: New Jersey Ban-the-Box Law Takes Effect

By |Mar 12, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: Significant Changes to New York’s Labor Laws Take Effect

By |Mar 6, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI Alert: High Court Hears Argument in ACA Subsidies Case

By |Mar 5, 2015|FYI Alert, US|

FYI: COBRA Compliance Failures Cost Employers Millions

By |Mar 4, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: Departments Propose Updates to Summary of Benefits and Coverage

By |Mar 2, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: DOL Extends FMLA Rights to Same-Sex Spouses

By |Feb 27, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: Philadelphia Adopts Paid Sick Leave Law

By |Feb 25, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI Roundup: Health and Welfare Benefits – Year in Review

By |Feb 25, 2015|FYI Roundup, US|

FYI Alert: IRS Issues Initial Cadillac Tax Guidance

By |Feb 24, 2015|FYI Alert, US|

FYI Alert: DOL’s Re-Proposed Fiduciary Rule Moves Forward

By |Feb 24, 2015|FYI Alert, US|

FYI: District of Columbia’s Amended Wage Theft Prevention Act to Take Effect February 26

By |Feb 20, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: FICA Case May Have Broad Implications for Deferred Compensation Plans

By |Feb 11, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI Alert: IRS Releases Final Forms and Instructions for ACA Reporting

By |Feb 10, 2015|FYI Alert, US|

FYI Roundup: Recent Research in HR and Employee Benefits 2015 — Winter Edition

By |Feb 9, 2015|FYI Roundup, US|

FYI: Illinois Rescinds Minimum Wage Hike for State Contractors

By |Feb 9, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: It’s That Time Yet Again — Creditable Coverage Disclosures to CMS Due by March 1

By |Feb 6, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI Roundup: Health and Welfare Benefits – Winter Edition

By |Feb 5, 2015|FYI Roundup, US|

FYI: Public Pension Plan Update

By |Feb 3, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: Final Regulations for Annual Funding Notice

By |Feb 3, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI Roundup: Retirement Plans - Winter Recap

By |Jan 30, 2015|FYI Roundup, US|

FYI: Massachusetts Extends Parental Leave Rights to Men

By |Jan 29, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI Alert: Court Strikes Down Inference Favoring Lifetime Retiree Health Benefits

By |Jan 27, 2015|FYI Alert, US|

FYI: New Proposed Regulations Address Wraparound Coverage

By |Jan 26, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI In-Depth: 2015 Planning for ERISA Multiemployer Defined Benefit Plan Operations

By |Jan 23, 2015|FYI In-depth, US|

FYI: Possible “Window” for Delivery of Participant Fee Disclosures

By |Jan 22, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: San Francisco’s 2015 Minimum Healthcare Expenditure Requirements

By |Jan 21, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: Illinois and Chicago “Ban-the-Box” Laws Now In Effect

By |Jan 21, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: Majority of State Minimum Wages Higher Than Federal Rate for 2015

By |Jan 20, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI Alert: Puerto Rico Extends Window for Reduced Taxation on Retirement Funds until January 31, 2015

By |Jan 20, 2015|FYI Alert, US|

FYI Alert: Supreme Court to Hear Same-Sex Marriage Cases

By |Jan 19, 2015|FYI Alert, US|

FYI Alert: DOL: Annual Funding Notice Redo Not Needed for HATFA

By |Jan 16, 2015|FYI Alert, US|

FYI: New Pension Paradigm for Substantial Cessation of Operations

By |Jan 14, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014

By |Jan 12, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI Alert: IRS Releases Guidance on Retroactive Increase to 2014 Transit Benefits

By |Jan 9, 2015|FYI Alert, US|

FYI Roundup: Labor and Employment Developments – 2014 in Review

By |Jan 7, 2015|FYI Roundup, US|

FYI: New York’s Annual Wage Notice Requirement Eliminated

By |Jan 6, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI In-Depth: ERISA@40: Gen Z & the Workplace of 2054 – No Longer Science Fiction

By |Jan 5, 2015|FYI In-depth, US|

FYI In-Depth: Health FSAs/HRAs/HSAs – Similarities and Differences

By |Jan 5, 2015|FYI In-depth, US|

FYI: Puerto Rico Treasury Announces Key Benefit Plan Limits for 2015

By |Dec 23, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: IRS Updates Guidance on Transportation Fringe Benefits Provided Through Electronic Media

By |Dec 22, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI In-Depth: ERISA@40: Then and Now

By |Dec 19, 2014|FYI In-depth, US|

FYI: Congress Extends Transit Benefit Tax Parity, but Only for 2014

By |Dec 18, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: New York Employers: Plan for Annual Wage Notices

By |Dec 17, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: San Francisco's New Restrictions on Formula Retail Employers

By |Dec 11, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: Supreme Court Rules Security Screenings Not Compensable

By |Dec 11, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: DOL Targets February 2015 for New Overtime Rules

By |Dec 8, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: DOL Announces FUTA Tax Credits for 2014

By |Dec 5, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: Reminder for New Jersey Employers: Posting and Annual Notice Requirements

By |Dec 4, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: HHS Proposes 2016 Reinsurance Contribution Rate and OOP Maximums

By |Dec 3, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI In-Depth: 2015 Planning for Health and Welfare Benefit Plan Operations

By |Dec 2, 2014|FYI In-depth, US|

FYI: PBGC Finalizes Additional Guarantee for DC Rollovers

By |Dec 1, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI Alert: New Safe Harbor Explanations for Eligible Rollover Distributions

By |Nov 26, 2014|FYI Alert, US|

FYI In-Depth: 2015 Planning for Governmental Plan Operations

By |Nov 26, 2014|FYI, FYI In-depth, US|

FYI: IRS Proposes Approach to Changes in Measurement Methods

By |Nov 25, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: Supreme Court to Consider Statute of Limitations and Scope of Duty to Monitor Investments in ERISA Fiduciary Breach Case

By |Nov 24, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: New Annual Filing Requirements for Retirement Plans – and Some for Welfare Plans Too

By |Nov 21, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: New FAQs Address Premium Reimbursement Arrangements

By |Nov 19, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: Voters Boost State and Local Minimum Wage Rates

By |Nov 18, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI Alert: Transitional Reinsurance Deadline Delayed

By |Nov 17, 2014|FYI Alert, US|

FYI In-Depth: 2015 Planning for ERISA Single-Employer Defined Contribution Plan Operations

By |Nov 14, 2014|FYI In-depth, US|

FYI In-Depth: 2015 Planning for ERISA Single-Employer Defined Benefit Plan Operations

By |Nov 14, 2014|FYI In-depth, US|

FYI: Paid Sick Leave Initiatives Pass by Healthy Margins

By |Nov 13, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: FAQ Offers Additional Guidance on Reference-Based Pricing and Out-of-Pocket Maximums

By |Nov 12, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI Roundup: Recent Research in HR and Employee Benefits 2014 — Fall Edition

By |Nov 12, 2014|FYI Roundup, US|

FYI: IRS and DOL Encourage Annuities in Target Date Funds

By |Nov 11, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: Supreme Court to Hear ACA Subsidies Case

By |Nov 11, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: NYC Expands Living Wage Law

By |Nov 7, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: Employer Questions on Transitional Reinsurance Program

By |Nov 6, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: NYC to Require Employers to Offer Pretax Transit Benefits

By |Nov 6, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: 2015 Health FSA Contribution Limit and Other ACA Indexed Amounts

By |Nov 6, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI Alert: Court Denies EEOC Request to Block Wellness Program

By |Nov 4, 2014|FYI Alert, US|

FYI: PBGC 2015 Premium Rates

By |Nov 3, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI Alert: CMS Delays HPID Requirements

By |Nov 3, 2014|FYI Alert, US|

FYI: Employers Confront Growing Ebola Concerns

By |Oct 31, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: IRS Announces More 2015 Benefit Plan Limits

By |Oct 30, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI Alert: EEOC Challenges Employer Wellness Programs

By |Oct 30, 2014|FYI Alert, US|

FYI Alert: Additional Guidance on HPID Requirements for Self-Insured Plans

By |Oct 28, 2014|FYI Alert, US|

FYI Alert: SOA Finalizes Updated Mortality Tables

By |Oct 27, 2014|FYI Alert, US|

FYI Alert: IRS Announces Key Retirement Plan Limits for 2015

By |Oct 23, 2014|FYI Alert, US|

FYI: Social Security Benefits to Increase in 2015

By |Oct 22, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: IRS Expands Permissible Cafeteria Plan Election Changes

By |Oct 21, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI Alert: HHS Releases Transitional Reinsurance Contributions Submission Form

By |Oct 21, 2014|FYI Alert, US|

FYI: IRS and DOL Publish Rules on E-filing

By |Oct 17, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI Roundup: Health and Welfare Benefits 2014 – Fall Edition

By |Oct 15, 2014|FYI Roundup, US|

FYI In-Depth: ERISA@40: Revisiting a Key Concept

By |Oct 14, 2014|FYI In-depth, US|

FYI: CMS Releases Key Medicare Values for 2015

By |Oct 13, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: Changes to Connecticut’s Paid Sick Leave Law Coming Soon

By |Oct 9, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI In-Depth: States and Cities Are Banning the Box

By |Oct 8, 2014|FYI In-depth, US|

FYI: Final Regulations Address Limited-Scope Vision and Dental Benefits and EAPs

By |Oct 8, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: Changes to Allocation Rules for Distributions Including After-Tax Amounts

By |Oct 7, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: District of Columbia’s Expanded Paid Sick and Safe Leave Law Takes Effect

By |Oct 6, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: Hybrid Plan Regulations Relax Market Rate of Return

By |Oct 2, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: ERISA Advisory Council Examines Outsourcing

By |Sep 26, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: California Becomes Second State to Mandate Paid Sick Leave

By |Sep 24, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: Puerto Rico Treasury Issues Guidance on Window to Pay Reduced Tax on Retirement Funds

By |Sep 23, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI Alert: IRS Releases Final “Market Rate” Regs for Hybrid Plans

By |Sep 19, 2014|FYI Alert, US|

FYI In-Depth: ERISA@40: ERISA, Nixon, and the ACA

By |Sep 18, 2014|FYI In-depth, US|

FYI: ACA and US Territorial Employees

By |Sep 17, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI Alert: IRS Issues HATFA Guidance for Pension Funding and Benefit Restrictions

By |Sep 15, 2014|FYI Alert, US|

FYI: Deadline for Medicare Part D Creditable/Non-Creditable Coverage Notices Nears

By |Sep 12, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: DOL Issues RFI on Use of Brokerage Windows

By |Sep 11, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: Puerto Rico Plans and Insurance Company Separate Accounts Permitted in US Group Trusts

By |Sep 9, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: Departments Provide Guidance on Contraceptive Coverage Mandate for Religious Employers

By |Sep 9, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: More Cities to Require Paid Sick Leave

By |Sep 5, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: EEOC Enforcement Guidance Expands Protections against Pregnancy Discrimination

By |Sep 4, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: DOL Updates Guidance on Terminated Plan Missing Participants

By |Sep 3, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI In-Depth: ERISA@40: Happy Birthday, ERISA!

By |Sep 2, 2014|FYI In-depth, US|

FYI Alert: IRS Releases Instructions for ACA Reporting

By |Aug 29, 2014|FYI Alert, US|

FYI: California Repeals 60-Day Waiting Period Limit

By |Aug 29, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: New York Court Upholds Executive Pay Caps as State Updates EO 38 Guidance

By |Aug 28, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI In-Depth: ERISA@40: ERISA, COBRA, and the ACA

By |Aug 27, 2014|FYI In-depth, US|

FYI: Final SEC Rules to Usher in Floating NAV, Fees, and Gates for Money Market Plan Investments

By |Aug 26, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: Approaching HPID Deadline Poses Conundrum for Self-funded Plans

By |Aug 26, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI:   New Hepatitis C Medication Sparks Debate on Innovation and Cost

By |Aug 21, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI In-Depth: ERISA@40: ERISA Preemption and the ACA

By |Aug 20, 2014|FYI In-depth, US|

FYI: HHS Releases Guidance on Electronic Process for HIPAA Opt-out for Self-funded, Non-federal Government Plans

By |Aug 18, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: New York State Expands Workplace Protections of Interns

By |Aug 15, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI Roundup: Recent Research in HR and Employee Benefits 2014 — Summer Edition

By |Aug 14, 2014|FYI Roundup, US|

FYI In-Depth: ERISA@40: A History Lesson

By |Aug 13, 2014|FYI In-depth, US|

FYI: CMS Updates Regulations on Marketplace Special Enrollment

By |Aug 4, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: Don’t Forget: Business Associate Agreement Revisions Due September 22, 2014

By |Aug 4, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI Alert: Congress Passes Pension Smoothing Extension – No Premium Hikes

By |Aug 1, 2014|FYI Alert, US|

FYI Roundup: Health and Welfare Benefits 2014 – Summer Edition

By |Jul 29, 2014|FYI Roundup, US|

FYI Alert: IRS Releases Draft Forms for ACA Reporting

By |Jul 25, 2014|FYI Alert, US|

FYI: FAQ Addresses Disclosure Requirements for Reduction or Elimination of Contraceptive Services

By |Jul 24, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: Puerto Rico Tax Code Amendment Offers Window to Pay Reduced Tax on Retirement Funds

By |Jul 24, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI Alert: Federal Appeals Courts Disagree on Availability of Marketplace Premium Subsidies

By |Jul 23, 2014|FYI Alert, US|

FYI Roundup: Retirement Plans — Summer Recap

By |Jul 22, 2014|FYI Roundup, US|

FYI: New York Legislature Nixes Annual Wage Notices

By |Jul 22, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: Proposed FMLA regulations and CMS guidance redefine “spouse”

By |Jul 14, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: New York delays prohibition on employees serving as not-for-profits’ board chairpersons

By |Jul 11, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: New York becomes 23rd state to legalize medical marijuana

By |Jul 11, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: Massachusetts completes repeal of employer coverage requirements; Individual mandate remains in place

By |Jul 10, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: IRS issues final regulations on longevity annuities in individual account plans

By |Jul 10, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: Supreme Court to decide whether employers can challenge EEOC conciliation efforts

By |Jul 9, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: FATCA compliance update – IRS releases Form W8-BEN-E instructions

By |Jul 9, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI Alert: PBGC announces “4062(e)” moratorium through December 31, 2014

By |Jul 9, 2014|FYI Alert, US|

FYI: Emerging trend toward higher state and local minimum wages

By |Jul 8, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: Marketplace premium payment plans may be unhealthy for employers

By |Jul 8, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: Final regulations permit one-month orientation period

By |Jul 3, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI Alert: High Court strikes contraceptive coverage mandate for closely held, for-profit employers with religious objections

By |Jun 30, 2014|FYI Alert, US|

FYI In-Depth: Medical marijuana poses challenges for employers

By |Jun 30, 2014|FYI In-depth, US|

FYI Alert: High Court rejects presumption of prudence, but imposes new standards for participant stock drop claims

By |Jun 25, 2014|FYI Alert, US|

FYI: Significant changes to New York not-for-profit laws take effect July 1

By |Jun 25, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: IRS issues guidance on application of section 457A to stock options and stock appreciation rights

By |Jun 24, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: DOL revisiting target date fund proposal in light of SEC advisory committee recommendation

By |Jun 23, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: PCORI fee due by July 31

By |Jun 17, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: IRS spurs Form 5500 compliance with audits and penalty relief

By |Jun 16, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: Final regulations address opt-out for non-federal governmental group health plans

By |Jun 16, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: Newark Paid Sick Leave Ordinance to take effect on June 21

By |Jun 13, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: Foreign asset-related compliance requirements for retirement plans

By |Jun 12, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: Retirement plan disability premiums, but not most medical, can escape income inclusion

By |Jun 11, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: FAQs offer guidance on out-of-pocket maximums, preventive care, SBCs, and more

By |Jun 10, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: DOL sets November target to propose changes in overtime rules

By |Jun 4, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: DOL updates model COBRA notices to highlight marketplace options

By |Jun 3, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: Reminder: NYC employers must provide pregnancy rights notices by May 30

By |May 29, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: PBGC finalizes rule on multiemployer plan administrative burden

By |May 29, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: Paid sick leave moves ahead while paid family leave lags behind

By |May 28, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: 409A under the microscope — IRS announces audits

By |May 27, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: Supreme Court to decide whether retiree health benefits last a lifetime

By |May 22, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI Alert: Amendment permitted mid-year for safe harbor 401(k) plans to comply with spousal definition under Windsor

By |May 16, 2014|FYI Alert, US|