Guidance on the provision of Tax Free Health Coverage for Dependents under age 27

The IRS has issued Notice 2010-38 providing guidance on the implementation of the health care reform provision allowing for the provision of health care on a tax advantaged basis for adult children under age 27.

IRS Priority Guidance Updated

The IRS has updated its Priority Guidance which includes proposed changes in the area of employee benefits.

DOL Unified Agenda

EBSA releases its 2010 Semi Annual Agenda which includes plans to issue proposed regulations governing Fee Disclosure for welfare plans, finalization of regulations governing fee disclosure with respect to pension plans, as well as an amendment to the definition of fiduciary.

DOL Will Host Web Chat On Regulatory Agenda

The heads of five agencies of the DOL will host live Web chats open to the public to discuss their respective regulatory agendas.

Supreme Court Decision in Xerox Case

The Supreme Court decides in favor of Xerox on the issue of deference.

Statement of Assistant Secretary on COBRA Subsidy Eligibility Extension

Statement of Assistant Secretary Phyllis C. Borzi on extension of COBRA subsidy eligibility to May 31, 2010.

COBRA Premium Reduction Fact Sheet

Updated COBRA Premium Reduction Fact Sheet posted.

Health Care Reform and FAQs

The DOL post FAQs regarding the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on COBRA.

Report of the 2009 Advisory Council on Stable Value Funds

The DOL has posted the report of the 2009 Advisory Council on Stable Value Funds and Retirement Security in the Current Economic Conditions.

Examples of the Application of the Small Business Healthcare Credit

The IRS provides scenarios illustrating the application of the new Small Business Tax Credit enacted as part of the healthcare legislation.

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