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What's In Your Health Savings Account?
According to an Employee Benefits Research Institute (EBRI) issue brief, approximately 20 million individuals maintained health savings accounts (HSAs) in 2016.
United States
13 Apr 2018
2018 Resolution: Conduct ERISA Fiduciary Training
Retirement plans are one of the most important benefits provided by employers to employees, second only, perhaps, to medical benefits.
United States
6 Apr 2018
Gainful Employment: Alternate Earnings Appeals Due February 1
Higher education institutions that dispute their debt-to-earnings rates as calculated by the U.S. Department of Education must submit any alternate earnings appeals no later than Thursday, February 1, 2018.
United States
23 Jan 2018
Beware The Tail Of The Dog: 5 Tips In Dealing With Employee Benefits In Mergers And Acquisitions
In the context of the age-old M&A mantra "Don't let the tail wag the dog," employee benefits are usually relegated to the role of "tail of the dog."
United States
1 Dec 2017
Benefit Issues Impacting Older Workers
Men and women in the United States are delaying retirement or re-entering the workforce after normal retirement age in increasing numbers.
United States
21 Nov 2017
An ERISA Claim Check: 9 Tips For Effective And Compliant Claims Procedures
The Department of Labor (DOL) issued regulations under ERISA Section 503 in 1977, 2000, and 2016 which set forth specific requirements for claims procedures.
United States
21 Nov 2017
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
Shoring Up The PBGC's Insurance Program For Multiemployer Plans
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) provides insurance for benefits provided under two types of private sector defined benefit plans; single employer plans and collectively bargained plans that are maintained by more than one employer.
United States
16 Aug 2017
Participants Who Roll Their Pension Benefits Into IRAs Do Not 'Receive' Them
Metropolitan Life lost a case in the 5th Circuit on July 18, 2017, that probably surprised MetLife and may surprise you.
United States
16 Aug 2017
Four Hot Mid-Year Topics In California Employment Law
As California sizzles under scorching temperatures, state and local governments have turned up the heat on employers.
United States
11 Aug 2017
DOL Revises Guidance Regarding Exercise Of Shareholder Rights By ERISA Fiduciaries
At the end of 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued Interpretive Bulletin 2016-1 which provides updated guidance regarding fiduciary obligations with respect to corporate stock...
United States
14 Jun 2017
Halo Looms Over New Decision That Adds To ERISA Risks For Claims Administrators
The latest decision to rely on the influential Halo v. Yale Health Plan decision from the 2nd Circuit adds to a worrisome pattern of courts applying the strictest possible review to lawsuits...
United States
7 Apr 2017
21st Century Cures Act Overrules IRS Guidance On HRAs, Enhances Enforcement Of Mental Health Parity Act
The 21st Century Cures Act (CCA), which passed with strong bipartisan support in the House of Representatives and the Senate in early December, was signed into law by President Obama on December 13, 2016
United States
22 Mar 2017
Recent Guidance Issued On Mental Health Parity And Tobacco Cessation Programs
Below is an article recently published by the Employee Benefit Plan Review. Although issued under the Obama administration, the guidance on the MHPAEA is likely to remain relevant...
United States
23 Feb 2017
Texas Overtime Ruling Directly Affects California Employers
California employers are directly affected by a decision of a federal district court in Texas enjoining the implementation of the Department of Labor (DOL) minimum salary guideline for employees.
United States
19 Dec 2016
Are HR Employees ‘Investment Advisors' Under The DOL's Fiduciary Rule?
In April 2016, the Department of Labor promulgated final regulations that fundamentally changed the ERISA fiduciary rules governing advisors to retirement income investors.
United States
25 Nov 2016
Did You Consider The COBRA Implications Of Your Severance Arrangement?
Employers frequently want to provide subsidized health coverage in connection with an employee's severance or a reduction-in-force.
United States
10 Nov 2016
Are You Ready For Section 1557's Notice Requirements?
This is a reminder that beginning October 16, 2016, Covered Entities (as defined below) are required to comply with certain notice requirements under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act.
United States
21 Oct 2016
California Expands Pay Equity, Limits Pay Stub Requirements
Employers with employees or facilities in California should take note of several recent employment laws signed by California Governor Jerry Brown in recent months.
United States
17 Oct 2016
Upcoming CLE Examines Ways To Avoid Tax Traps In Life Insurance
Beware that an employer-owned life insurance contract might not qualify for the usual exclusion from regular income tax.
United States
29 Sep 2016
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