Adjusted Dollar Amounts under Sections 4375 and 4376

Notice 2017-61 provides adjusted applicable dollar amounts to be multiplied by the average number of covered lives for purposes of Sections 4375 and 4376. Document Excerpt This notice provides the adjusted applicable dollar amount to be multiplied by the average number of covered lives for purposes of the fee imposed by §§ 4375 and 4376 […]

Interim Rule on Moral Exemptions and Accommodations from Certain Preventive Services

The DOL has released an interim final rule governing moral exemptions and accommodations from certain preventive services under the Affordable Care Act. Document Excerpt These interim final rules expand exemptions to protect moral convictions for certain entities and individuals whose health plans are subject to a mandate of contraceptive coverage through guidance issued pursuant to […]

Religious Exemptions for Certain Preventive Services

The DOL releases its rule on religious accommodation for birth control services under the Affordable Care Act. Document Excerpt These interim final rules expand exemptions to protect religious beliefs for certain entities and individuals whose health plans are subject to a mandate of contraceptive coverage through guidance issued pursuant to the Patient Protection and Affordable […]

Guidance on obtaining approval for Plan-Specific Mortality Table

Revenue Procedure 2017-55 provides guidance for plans that wish to obtain approval to use their own plan-specific mortality table. Document Excerpt This revenue procedure sets forth the procedure by which the sponsor of a defined benefit plan that is subject to the funding requirements of § 430 of the Internal Revenue Code (Code) may request […]

Updated Mortality Table

Notice 2017-60 provides the updated mortality table for defined benefit plans effective beginning in 2018. Document Excerpt This notice sets forth the mortality table that is used for purposes of determining minimum present value under § 417(e)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (Code) and section 205(g)(3) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, […]

IRS 2018 Employee Benefits Work Plan

The IRS releases its 2018 work plan for tax exempt and governmental entities. Document Excerpt Link https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-tege/tege_fy2018_work_plan.pdf

Active Participant Reduction Reportable Event

The PBGC has released a Technical Update providing guidance on the active participant reduction reportable event. Document Excerpt This Technical Update 17-1 provides Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (“PBGC”) guidance on compliance with the active participant reduction event requirements of section 4043(c)(3) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”) and PBGC’s regulation on […]

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