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FYI Roundup: Labor and Employment Developments 2017 – A Mid-Year Recap

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

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

FYI: Massachusetts Expands Employment Protections for Pregnant Workers

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: New York Adopts Final Paid Family Leave Rules

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

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

By and |Jul 20, 2017|FYI Roundup, Health, US|

FYI: Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation

FYI: Washington Becomes 5th State with Paid Family Leave

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

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

FYI: July 31 PCORI Fee Deadline Imminent

FYI: Supreme Court Rules on Church Plan Question

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

FYI: CMS Releases 2018 Medicare Part D Benefit Parameters

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

FYI: IRS Announces 2018 HSA/HDHP Limits

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

FYI: Washington Proposes Paid Sick Leave Rules

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

FYI Alert: House Passes ACA Repeal Legislation

FYI: CMS Finalizes Enrollment Changes Aimed at Stabilizing ACA Marketplaces

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: 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: 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 Alert: Spring Budget 2017

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

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

FYI: District of Columbia Paid Family Leave Advances

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 Roundup: Recent Health and Welfare Developments 2017 – Winter Edition

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

FYI: Salary Sacrifice and Employee Benefit Packages

FYI: Status Quo for Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Accommodation

FYI: Court Denies Motion to Block EEOC Wellness Program Regulations

FYI: Court Blocks HHS from Enforcing Prohibition on Transgender Discrimination

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

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

FYI: DOL Finalizes Disability Claims Procedure Rules

FYI: Implications of Recent Market Conditions for Pension Plan Sponsors

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: Supreme Court to Address Church Plan Definition

FYI: Mental Health Parity Update

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 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: IRS Announces New PCORI Fee

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

FYI: Essential Health Benefits – Why Should Employers Care?

FYI: Enforcement Relief Extended for Student Premium Reduction Arrangements

FYI Alert: IRS Announces Some 2017 Benefit Plan Limits

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

FYI: CMS Announces 2016 Transitional Reinsurance Fee Submission Process

FYI: Bill to Expand California Family Leave Vetoed

FYI: San Francisco Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program Made Permanent

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

FYI: DOL Expands Plan Compliance Relief for Louisiana Floods

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

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

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

FYI: Changes Proposed to Master Trust Accounting Standards

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

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: DOL Increases Penalties for ERISA Compliance Violations

FYI: August 1 PCORI Fee Deadline Approaching

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

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

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

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

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 Roundup: Recent Health and Welfare Developments 2016 Spring Edition

FYI: IRS Announces 2017 HSA/HDHP Limits

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 Alert: DOL Finalizes Fiduciary/Conflict of Interest Rule

FYI: Departments Finalize Market Mandate Guidance

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

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

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

FYI: IRS Provides Additional Guidance on Health FSA Carryovers

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: Proposed Regulations Address ACA Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities