Notice on PBGC Premium Filing Instructions

As a service to plan administrators, the PBGC has recently mailed a notice about the upcoming 2011 premium instructions. The notice also includes helpful premium filing reminders.

Upcoming Phone Forum On SIMPLE IRAs

Practitioners and employers may register for an upcoming IRS phone forum on identifying and correcting errors in SIMPLE IRAs.

Lump Sum Payment Interest Rate

The PBGC has released the interest rate for lump sum payments in October.

Update for Weighted Average and Permissible Range

Notice 2010-61 provides updated guidance on the weighted average and permissible range for funding purposes.

Draft Copy of Form to Claim Small Business Health Tax Credit

The IRS has released a draft version of the form to be used by eligible small businesses and not-for-profit entities to claim the small business tax credit available under the Affordable Care Act.

Comments on Provider Fee Disclosure Rules

Comments may be viewed on the interim final rules governing provider fee disclosure requirements.

Affordable Care Act Compliance Webcast Series

Individuals may register to attend webcast on complying with the Affordable Care Act.

Statement of Secretary Solis on First Round of Accepted Early Retiree Reinsurance Program Participants

Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today issued the following statement on the announcement of the first round of applicants accepted into the Early Retiree Reinsurance Program, an important component of the Affordable Care Act.

Guidance Making Obsolete Rev. Rul. 2003-102

As a result of the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, guidance is now issued making Rev. Rul. 2003-102 obsolete.

Guidance On Reimbursement of Over-the-Counter Drugs under FSAs

Notice 2010-59 provides guidance on new section 106(f) of the Internal Revenue Code, added by section 9003 of the Affordable Care Act. That section sets forth a new standard, effective Jan. 1, 2011, for reimbursement of expenses for over-the-counter drugs from all workplace health plans, including flexible spending arrangements (FSA), health reimbursement arrangements (HRA), Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and Archer Medical Savings Accounts (Archer MSA).

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