FYI

FYI: IRS Releases Final 2017 ACA Reporting Forms

FYI: Mortality Table Updates Finalized for 2018

FYI: IRS Announces Updated PCORI Fee Amount

FYI: Congress Adds Plan Distribution Tax Relief for Recent Disasters

FYI: Rhode Island: 8th State to Enact Paid Sick Time Law

FYI: EEOC Clarifies EEO-1 Reporting Requirements

FYI: Federal Contractors Face Minimum Wage Increase

FYI: Transaction Cost Disclosure in Workplace Pensions

By and |Sep 28, 2017|FYI, UK, Wealth|

FYI: Investment Consultancy Services Under the Spotlight

By and |Sep 28, 2017|FYI, UK, Wealth|

FYI: Employer Filing for Exemption from Oregon-Sponsored Retirement Plan Due Soon

FYI: Obama DOL’s Overtime Rule Overruled

FYI: Oregon Revises Overtime Rules and Hour Restrictions

FYI: Agencies Relax Rules for Hurricane Irma Victims

FYI: Government Action in the Fight Against Pension Scams

By and |Sep 8, 2017|FYI, UK, Wealth|

FYI: Agencies Relax Rules for Hurricane Harvey Victims

FYI: GDPR and Pension Schemes: Transfers Outside the European Union (and to the EU Post-Brexit)

By and |Sep 1, 2017|FYI, UK, Wealth|

FYI: GDPR and Pension Schemes: Personal Data Breaches and Penalties

By and |Sep 1, 2017|FYI, UK, Wealth|

FYI: GDPR and Pension Schemes: Rights of Individuals

By and |Sep 1, 2017|FYI, UK, Wealth|

FYI: GDPR and Pension Schemes: The Right to Be Informed (Privacy Notices)

By and |Sep 1, 2017|FYI, UK, Wealth|

FYI: GDPR and Pension Schemes: Lawful Basis for Processing Personal Data (Including Consent)

By and |Sep 1, 2017|FYI, UK, Wealth|

FYI: GDPR and Pension Schemes: Controllers and Processors (Responsibilities)

By and |Sep 1, 2017|FYI, UK, Wealth|

FYI: October 14, 2017 Deadline for Medicare Part D Creditable/Non-Creditable Coverage Notices Nears

FYI: New York Releases Paid Family Leave Tax Guidance

FYI: Oregon Becomes First State to Require Predictive Scheduling

FYI: IRS Model Amendments Help Defined Benefit Plans Address Bifurcated Benefit Options

FYI: Health FSA Contribution Limit Projected to Remain at $2,600 in 2018

FYI: HHS to Reconsider Rule Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Gender Identity, Pregnancy Termination

FYI: Massachusetts Expands Employment Protections for Pregnant Workers

FYI: Last Waltz for IBM Challenge

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

FYI: Government Action to Tackle Early Exit Charges and Member-Borne Commission

By and |Aug 8, 2017|FYI, UK, Wealth|

FYI: Easing Into the DOL Fiduciary Rule

FYI: Massachusetts Employers May Have to Accommodate Medical Marijuana Use

FYI: Administration Eyes Expanding HDHP Pre-Deductible Coverage to Chronic Disease Management

FYI: Employer Consultation Requirements

By and |Aug 1, 2017|FYI, UK, Wealth|

FYI: New York Adopts Final Paid Family Leave Rules

FYI: San Francisco Bans Salary History Inquiries

FYI: The DWP Publishes its Review of State Pension Age

By and |Jul 21, 2017|FYI, UK|

FYI: Fixed Indemnity and Wellness Programs – Double Dip Take 3

FYI: Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation

FYI: Washington Becomes 5th State with Paid Family Leave

FYI Alert: Equal Pension Rights for Same-Sex Couples

By and |Jul 17, 2017|FYI, FYI Alert, UK, Wealth|

FYI: Treasury Modifies Multiemployer Benefit Suspension Procedures

FYI: California Employers Face New Criminal History Rules

FYI: Mental Health Parity Update: Proposed Disclosure Forms, Status of Eating Disorder Treatments

FYI: DOL Brings Back Opinion Letters

FYI: The Pensions Regulator’s Latest Analysis of Pension Schemes Currently Undertaking Valuations

By and |Jun 28, 2017|FYI, UK, Wealth|

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: DOL Extends Use of ACA Marketplace Notice

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

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: IRS Confirms More Time for Extended Corporate Returns

FYI: San Francisco Employer Annual Reporting Form Due May 1

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: Protect Your Members From Scammers

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

FYI: IRS Releases 2017 Operational Compliance List

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: 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: 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: NY State Targets Pay Equity

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

FYI: HHS Finalizes the 2018 OOP Maximums

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

FYI: Supreme Court to Address Church Plan Definition

FYI: Mental Health Parity Update

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: Voters Approve Paid Sick Leave Initiatives

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: 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: IRS Updates Plan Corrections Procedure

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

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: 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: DOL Expands Plan Compliance Relief for Louisiana Floods

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: IRS Relaxes Retirement Plan Rules for Louisiana Flood Victims

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

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: 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: OFCCP Expands Sex Discrimination Guidance

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

FYI: IRS Addresses Questions on Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plans

FYI: Proposed Regulations Provide Permanent Relief for Expatriate Health Plans

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: 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: PBGC Proposes Multiemployer Plan Facilitated Merger Rules

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: PBGC Announces New Maximum Penalties

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

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: 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: Office for Civil Rights HIPAA Audits Underway

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

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: NY Increases Workplace Protections for Women

By |Dec 18, 2015|FYI, 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: Employers Face Higher Minimum Wages in 2016

By |Dec 9, 2015|FYI, 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: 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: PBGC 2016 Premium Rates to Increase

By |Oct 26, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: IRS Announces More 2016 Benefit Plan Limits

By |Oct 21, 2015|FYI, 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Colorado High Court: Workplace Drug Policies Apply to Medical Marijuana Users

By |Jul 17, 2015|FYI, 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: 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: 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: IRS Releases Draft Forms for 2015 ACA Reporting

By |Jun 26, 2015|FYI, 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: 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: Transitional Reinsurance Program – Refund Requests Must be Submitted by April 30

By |Apr 22, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: DOL Re-Proposes Controversial Fiduciary Rule

By |Apr 21, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: Revised SBC Templates to be Delayed to 2017

By |Apr 14, 2015|FYI, 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: HHS Finalizes 2016 OOP Maximums and Transitional Reinsurance Contribution Rates

By |Mar 25, 2015|FYI, 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: 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: 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: 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: Public Pension Plan Update

By |Feb 3, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: Final Regulations for Annual Funding Notice

By |Feb 3, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: Massachusetts Extends Parental Leave Rights to Men

By |Jan 29, 2015|FYI, US|

FYI: New Proposed Regulations Address Wraparound Coverage

By |Jan 26, 2015|FYI, 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: 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: New York’s Annual Wage Notice Requirement Eliminated

By |Jan 6, 2015|FYI, 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: 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: PBGC Finalizes Additional Guarantee for DC Rollovers

By |Dec 1, 2014|FYI, 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: 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: 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: PBGC 2015 Premium Rates

By |Nov 3, 2014|FYI, 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: 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: IRS and DOL Publish Rules on E-filing

By |Oct 17, 2014|FYI, 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: 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: ACA and US Territorial Employees

By |Sep 17, 2014|FYI, 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: San Francisco Bay area employers required to provide commuter benefits

By |May 13, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: NLRB gets in the game: will decide whether Northwestern’s football players can unionize

By |May 13, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: Slim chance for PBGC coverage of shutdown benefits under final rule

By |May 12, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: IRS clarifies rules for correcting improper payments from health FSAs

By |May 6, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: CMS releases 2015 Medicare Part D benefit parameters and provides guidance on budget sequestration reductions

By |Apr 30, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: NYC extends workplace protections to interns

By |Apr 30, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: Appeals court partially affirms, partially reverses, in Tussey v. ABB fiduciary breach case

By |Apr 29, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: 2015 HSA/HDHP limits announced

By |Apr 29, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: Supreme Court rules nonqualifying SUB payments are taxable FICA wages

By |Apr 28, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: IRS addresses health FSA carryover and HSA eligibility issues

By |Apr 24, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: New York court says “no” to executive pay caps at state-funded service providers

By |Apr 24, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: Public pension plan legislative and judicial roundup

By |Apr 23, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: Employers finding more reasons to de-risk retirement plans

By |Apr 23, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: FATCA compliance updates

By |Apr 17, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: Same-sex marriage developments — new guidance from CMS and HHS

By |Apr 16, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: President OKs new funding rules for rural co-ops and certain charities

By |Apr 9, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: IRS Windsor guidance limits retroactivity for retirement plans

By |Apr 9, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: IRS offers rollover due diligence safe harbor

By |Apr 7, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: PBGC proposes additional guarantee for rollover benefits

By |Apr 3, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: Departments issue final and new proposed regulations addressing ACA’s 90-day waiting period limitation

By |Apr 2, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: New York City paid sick leave law takes effect April 1

By |Mar 27, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: HHS issues final rules on transitional reinsurance program

By |Mar 25, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: District of Columbia expands paid sick and safe leave

By |Mar 21, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: Impact on participant influences correction of late 401(k) safe harbor notices

By |Mar 19, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: Newark enacts paid sick leave law

By |Mar 18, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: Proposed amendment adds summary guide to service provider fee disclosures

By |Mar 17, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI Alert: Obama directs DOL to change overtime rules

By |Mar 14, 2014|FYI, FYI Alert, US|

FYI: PBGC finalizes remaining new premium rules for 2014

By |Mar 13, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: FAQs address OOP maximums, wellness benefits, expatriate plans and other ACA issues

By |Mar 11, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: IRS finalizes section 83 “Substantial Risk of Forfeiture” regulations for compensation, FICA, and pension funding rules

By |Mar 10, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: Supreme Court will consider the compensability of employee security screenings

By |Mar 7, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI Alert: IRS issues final ACA reporting regulations

By |Mar 6, 2014|FYI, FYI Alert, US|

FYI In-Depth: Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act for non-US retirement plans

By |Mar 4, 2014|FYI, FYI In-depth, US|

FYI: San Francisco’s minimum health care expenditure requirements remain in place after ACA

By |Feb 26, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: Deadline for use of ERRP funds approaches

By |Feb 20, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: Puerto Rico Treasury announces key benefit plan limits for 2014

By |Feb 18, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: Reality check — mortality improvements and volatile investment returns

By |Feb 14, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: PBGC proposed rule aims to reduce administrative burden on multiemployer plans

By |Feb 4, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: It’s that time again — creditable coverage disclosures to CMS due by March 1

By |Jan 31, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: High Court offers some relief from contraceptive coverage mandate accommodation for religious nonprofit organization

By |Jan 28, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: Supreme Court ERISA update: Court upholds plan’s contractual limitations period and agrees to hear employer stock case

By |Jan 17, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: Final mental health parity regulations issued

By |Jan 14, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: PBGC revises view of Puerto Rican and other territorial plan coverage

By |Jan 8, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: IRS guidance addresses same sex spouse issues for cafeteria plans and HSAs

By |Jan 8, 2014|FYI, US|

FYI: PBGC finalizes large plan premium change for 2014

By |Jan 2, 2014|FYI, US|

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

By |Dec 19, 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: 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: Changes proposed to the transitional reinsurance programs

By |Dec 11, 2013|FYI, 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: 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: IRS announces key benefit plan limits for 2014

By |Nov 1, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: CMS releases key Medicare values for 2014

By |Oct 31, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: Jersey City enacts paid sick time ordinance

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

By |Jul 8, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: Supreme Court finds the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional

By |Jun 26, 2013|FYI, US|

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

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

By |May 10, 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 issues eagerly anticipated guidance on Marketplace Notice requirement

By |May 9, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: Supreme Court decision demonstrates need for clear plan documents

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

By |Apr 26, 2013|FYI, US|

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

By |Apr 26, 2013|FYI, 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: CMS releases 2014 Medicare Part D benefit parameters

By |Apr 9, 2013|FYI, US|

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

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: Final FMLA regulations take effect

By |Mar 29, 2013|FYI, US|

FYI: USCIS Revises Form I-9

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

By |Feb 1, 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: IRS updates EPCRS plan correction program

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

By |Jan 17, 2013|FYI,