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7 Things You Should Know About Sweepstakes And Contests In Employee Incentive Programs
Four years ago, I wrote an article for this blog about creating in-house incentive contests.
United States
17 Aug 2017
IRS Issues New Rules For 'Closed' Defined Benefit Plans
At the end of January, the Internal Revenue Service issued new proposed regulations for so-called "closed" or "frozen" defined benefit plans.
United States
1 Aug 2016
Get The Basics On Two Federal Bills Affecting Employee Benefits
Recently, two bills with confusingly similar names were introduced in Congress. They are both worth mentioning regardless of whether or not they are ultimately enacted in their current form.
United States
7 Mar 2016
Staffing Agency Workers And ACA Offers Of Coverage
The final regulations on the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) "pay or play" rules were released on Feb. 10, 2014.
United States
2 Feb 2016
Nonqualfied Deferred Compensation Plan Update
In June 2015, the Internal Revenue Service released updated audit guidelines for nonqualified deferred compensation plans.
United States
3 Nov 2015
National Labor Relations Board Tosses More Than 30 Years Of Precedent In Joint Employer Inquiry – Other Agencies To Follow?
This ruling only applies to determining whether an entity is a joint employer for purposes of the NLRA, but could be adopted by other government agencies.
United States
3 Sep 2015
Agencies Issue Proposed Regulation On Summary Of Benefits And Coverage And Uniform Glossary
The ACA contained a direction to the Agencies to develop standards for a health plan or health insurer to use to describe the benefits under a health plan or health coverage.
United States
21 Jul 2015
Two Key Legislative Developments Impact Wellness Plans, Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation Plans
Employer-sponsored "wellness programs" have been a growing trend for years.
United States
8 Jun 2015
Department Of Labor Issues Final Regulations On Annual Funding Notices
The Employee Benefits Security Administration of the Department of Labor (hereinafter, the "DOL") recently released final regulations related to the provision of annual funding notices under Section 101(f) of ERISA.
United States
8 Jun 2015
2014 Pension Plan Regulatory Highlights
The start of the new year is as good a time as any to look back at some of the employee benefits regulatory developments of 2014 that were not previously covered in this column.
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25 Mar 2015
Excepted Benefits: Final Regulations Provide Guidance On Dental, Vision And Employee Assistance Plans
The Acts set forth significant guidance that impacts both the operation and coverage requirements for group health plans.
United States
15 Jan 2015
Final Regulations On Qualified Longevity Annuity Contracts
An ongoing focus for the IRS and the DOL has been trying to ensure that individuals have a regular stream of income for the duration of their lives.
United States
15 Dec 2014
GAO Report Shines Spotlight On Key Issues For Managed Accounts In 401(K) Plans
Most professionals who work in the 401(k) arena would agree that managed accounts are, on balance, a favorable development for 401(k) plan participants.
United States
15 Dec 2014
Proposed Bankruptcy Fairness And Employee Benefits Protection Act Of 2014 Would Place Significant Restrictions On Employers In Bankruptcy
Legislation recently introduced in the Senate would place many restrictions on the ability of a bankrupt corporation to change the benefits of employees and retirees.
United States
25 Oct 2014
IRS Guidance On The Application Of The Affordable Care Act's Market Reform Provisions To HRAs And FSAs
The ACA requires certain large employers to either offer a group health plan that meets specified minimum requirements.
United States
12 Sep 2014
PBGC Publishes Final Regulations On The Phase-In Period For Guarantee Of Benefits For An Unpredictable Contingent Event
The Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation published final regulations related to the phase-in period for its guarantee of certain contingent benefits.
United States
2 Sep 2014
Health Care Reform Reporting Requirements: Final Rules
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act contains requirements for both individuals and employers related to health care coverage.
United States
12 Jun 2014
TC Rewind 2014 – This Is A Live Presentation
This Thompson Coburn live event will consist of six one-hour CLE presentations previously offered, but with content updated for this event.
United States
5 Feb 2014
IRS Provides Some Guidance On Federal Tax Matters For Same-Sex Marriage
Earlier this year, in the case of U.S. v. Windsor, the US Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act.
United States
11 Dec 2013
Health FSA Carryover Amendments - Proceed With Caution
Recently the Internal Revenue Service published guidance that permits an employer to amend its health care flexible spending account program to allow a limited carryover of funds.
United States
28 Nov 2013
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