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New SEC "Claw Back" Rules
On July 1 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission, by a 3-2 vote, proposed new rules requiring public companies to "claw back" executive compensation mistakenly awarded due to accounting errors.
United States
12 Aug 2015
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New Tax Filing Dates Revise Form 5500 And Form 990 Deadlines
The due dates for many tax returns were changed in an unlikely vehicle — the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015.
United States
12 Aug 2015
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IRS Takes Aim At Pension Plans "De-Risking" Lump Sum Cash-Outs
In recent years, many pension plan sponsors have sought to reduce pension liabilities by offering lump sum "window" programs.
United States
12 Aug 2015
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Impact Of The Same-Sex Marriage Decision On Employee Benefit Plans
In Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court held that states may not deny same-sex couples the right to marry, finding that doing so violates the Fourteenth Amendment.
United States
11 Aug 2015
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Increased Penalties For Information Returns
The new penalties apply to returns and statements required after December 31, 2015. This means the new penalties will apply to the 2015 Forms W-2, 1099-R, 1099-MISC, 1094-B, 1095-B, 1094-C and 1095-C that are due in early 2016.
United States
11 Aug 2015
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The ACA And Staffing Agency Workers
Companies that use staffing agencies to supply workers face special issues in determining their risk for the significant penalties under the Affordable Care Act's "play or pay" rules.
United States
11 Aug 2015
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Recent Employee Benefit Developments: Fall 2014
On September 18, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service issued Notice 2014-55, which establishes two new change in status events for cafeteria plans.
United States
3 Nov 2014
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Hobby Lobby Decision
The Supreme Court held that the contraceptive mandate under the ACA cannot be imposed on a closely held company in violation of the religious beliefs of its owners.
United States
17 Jul 2014
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Group Health Plans - HIPAA Business Associate Agreements
Final regulations issued by the Department of Health and Human Services in 2013 included changes to the HIPAA privacy, security and breach notification rules.
United States
17 Jul 2014
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Reinsurance Fees
Group health plans that provide major medical coverage will be assessed a "transitional reinsurance fee" for 2014, 2015 and 2016.
United States
17 Jul 2014
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Health Plan Identifier Deadline Approaching
Large health plans ($5 million in claims) are facing a deadline of November 5, 2014 to secure a health plan identifier number from CMS.
United States
17 Jul 2014
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Revised Model COBRA Notices Address Optional Coverage Under Health Care Exchanges
The Department of Labor has issued revised model COBRA notices that explain the alternative coverage that may be available to COBRA-eligible individuals.
United States
16 Jul 2014
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Recent Employee Benefit Developments – July 2014
Plan sponsors need to review retirement plan documents and operations to determine whether changes are needed.
United States
16 Jul 2014
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Amending Retirement Plans To Recognize Same-Sex Marriages
Plan sponsors need to review retirement plan documents to determine whether changes are needed in response to last year's Supreme Court decision in U.S. v. Windsor.
United States
16 Jul 2014
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U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA: What It Means For Plan Sponsors
The U.S. Supreme Court recently struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, which denied federal recognition to same-sex marriages.
United States
18 Jul 2013
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How to Tell Which Employees Must Be Offered Coverage Under Health Care Reform
Employers with employees who work variable hours or seasonally should determine whether they want to take advantage of the voluntary safe harbors described in the Notice.
United States
3 Oct 2012
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