2010-2011 Priority Guidance

The IRS and the Treasury announce the 2010-2011 Priority Guidance.

Proposed Rule Regarding Premium Rate Increases

Proposed regulations would require insurers to publicly justify proposed rate increases of double digits.

Funding Relief for Single Employer Plans under PRA 2010

Notice 2011-3 provides guidance on the funding relief enacted as part of the Pension Relief Act of 2010.

Premium Payment Instructions

The PBGC has posted on its website premium payment instructions.

Lump Sum Interest Rates

The PBGC releases the interest rates for January 2011 lump sums.

IRS Modifies the Rules on Group Trusts

Revenue Ruling 2011-01 modifies the rules for group trusts described in Revenue Ruling 81-100. The modifications revise the generally applicable rules for group trusts and, provided certain requirements are satisfied, permits the participation of certain custodial accounts.

Procedure for Multiemployer Plan to Request Amortization Period Extension

Revenue Procedure 2010-52 provides the procedure for a multiemployer plan to request an extension of its amortization period.

Virginia District Court Finds Individual Mandate Unconstitutional

In a decision that will likely ultimately be decided by the Supreme Court, a Virgina District Court has found the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional.

2010 Cumulative List of Plan Changes

IRS releases Notice 2010-90 containing the latest cumulative list of required plan changes for plans subject to the determination letter submission cycle ending January 30, 2012.

Model Mini Med Notice

The HHS releases a Model Notice to participants in Mini Med Plans.

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