Proposed SBC, Templates, Glossary

The DOL has released a proposed new revised SBC. Document Excerpt Link http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/healthreform/regulations/summaryofbenefits.html#proposed

Additional Limitations on Suspension of Benefits in Multiemployer Plans

The IRS has proposed a regulation setting forth additional limitations on suspension of benefits in certain multiemployer pension plans. Document Excerpt ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking and notice of public hearing. SUMMARY: The Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014 (“MPRA”), which was enacted by Congress as part of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act […]

Application of ACA’s Market Reforms to Student Health Coverage

Notice 2016-17 provides guidance on the application of certain market reform provisions of the Affordable Care Act to student health coverage including some transition relief. Document Excerpt This notice provides guidance on the application of certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act1 to premium reduction arrangements offered in connection with student health plans and provides […]

Application of Market Reforms to Student Health Coverage

Technical Release 2016-01 provides guidance on the application of the Affordable Care Act’s market reforms and other provisions to student health coverage. Document Excerpt This Technical Release provides guidance on the application of certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act(1) to premium reduction arrangements offered in connection with student health plans and provides temporary transition […]

Senator Grassley’s Letter to DOL re: Central States

In light of its current funding standing, Senator Chuck Grassley has sent a letter to the DOL inquiring as to the DOL’s previously granted oversight over Central States Pension. Document Excerpt Link http://www.grassley.senate.gov/sites/default/files/news/upload/request%20to%20GAO%20on%20Central%20States.pdf

Deadline for Adoption of Discretionary Amendments

The IRS has released an Internal Memorandum discussing the feasibility of adopting a discretionary amendment after the close of a plan year that increases contributions for the prior year. Document Excerpt This interim guidance provides direction to EP Determinations and Examinations employees reviewing a discretionary plan amendment adopted within the first 2-1/2 months after the […]

Follow Up Announcement on Determination Letter Changes

Notice 2016-3 reflects the IRS prior announcement regarding upcoming changes to its Determination Letter program including which controlled groups can file for a final periodic determination letter in Cycle A. Document Excerpt In anticipation of the elimination, effective January 1, 2017, of the 5-year remedial amendment cycle system for individually designed plans under the Employee […]

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