IRS and Treasury Publish Regulatory Update

The IRS and the Treasury have published the third-quarter update to their regulatory agenda. Document Excerpt Link https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-utl/2015-2016_pgp_3rd_quarter_update.pdf

DOL Regulatory Agenda

The DOL has published its most recent regulatory agenda. Document Excerpt Link https://resources.regulations.gov/public/custom/jsp/navigation/main.jsp

Supreme Court Decision Remanding Contraceptive Case

Unable to reach a decision, the Supreme Court has remanded the religious Affordable Care Act contraceptive case to the lower court for compromise. Document Excerpt In light of the positions asserted by the parties in theirsupplemental briefs, the Court vacates the judgmentsbelow and remands to the respective United States Courtsof Appeals for the Third, Fifth, […]

Final Regulations on Multiple Destinations

The final regulations remove the allocation rules on distributions from a Roth designated account to multiple destinations. Document Excerpt This document contains final regulations eliminating the requirement that each disbursement from a designated Roth account that is directly rolled over to an eligible retirement plan be treated as a separate distribution from any amount paid […]

District Court Decision striking down ACA Cost sharing Payments to Insurers

The court found that the payments violated the Constitutional requirement that Congress must first appropriate the payments. Document Excerpt The question is whether Section 1402 can nonetheless be funded through the same, permanent appropriation. It cannot. Paying out Section 1402 reimbursements without an appropriation thus violates the Constitution. Link https://ecf.dcd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/show_public_doc?2014cv1967-73

Final Regulations on Additional Limitations On Suspension of Benefits

The IRS releases additional regulations on limitations on suspension of benefits under certain multiemployer plans. Document Excerpts SUMMARY: The Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014 (“MPRA”), which was enacted by Congress as part of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015, relates to multiemployer defined benefit pension plans that are projected to have […]

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