Updated FAQs on COBRA Premium Reduction

The DOL has updated its COBRA page to include an update to its FAQs on the COBRA premium reduction.

Fact Sheet on Maintaining COBRA After the Premium Reduction Ends

The DOL has released a Fact Sheet on maintaining COBRA coverage after the premium reduction ends.

Proposed Rule on Prohibited Transaction Exemption Procedures

The DOL has issued a proposed rule amending and restating its rules on obtaining prohibited transaction exemption relief.

Model Notice of Final External Review Decision

The agencies issue a Model Notice which may be used to advise as to the external review decision regarding a claim under the Affordable Care Act.

Model Notice of Adverse Benefit Determination

The agencies release a Model Notice that can be used to advise of the denial of benefits under the Affordable Care Act.

Model Notice of Final Adverse Benefit Determination

The agencies have issued a Model Notice which may be used by plans when denying a claim after internal review under the claims and review requirements of the Affordable Care Act.

VCP Submission Kit For Pre-approved Plans Missing EGTRRA Deadline

The IRS has issued a Voluntary Correction Program submission kit for those plans that missed the April 30, 2010 deadline for amending to comply with EGTRRA.

Interim Guidance on External Review for Self-Insured Non-Grandfathered Plans

Technical Release 2010-01 provides interim guidance on the Federal external review process and for self-insured non-grandfathered plans not subject to State external review procedure.

2009 PBGC Data Book

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) has released the Pension Insurance Data Book 2009, which offers information on statistical trends related to defined benefit retirement plans in the private sector. The new edition features a detailed article on the smaller of the agency’s two pension insurance programs, which provides financial assistance to insolvent multiemployer pension plans.

Summer 2010 Edition of Retirement Plan News for Employers

IRS publishes the Summer 2010 edition of Retirement Plan News for Employers.

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