DOL’s Annual Report to Congress on Self-Insured Group Health Plans

DOL releases its annual report to Congress on self-insured group health plans. Document Excerpt Link https://www.dol.gov/sites/default/files/ebsa/researchers/statistics/retirement-bulletins/annual-report-on-self-insured-group-health-plans-2018.pdf

Applicable Percentage Tables for 2019

Revenue Procedure 2018-34 provides the applicable percentage table in Section 36B(b)(3)(A) and the required contribution percentage to provide percentages to be used for 2019. Document Excerpt This revenue procedure provides indexing adjustments for certain provisions under section 36B of the Internal Revenue Code. In particular, it updates the Applicable Percentage Table in ยง 36B(b)(3)(A)(i) to […]

House Subcommittee Seeks ERISA Changes

House Subcommittee seeks bipartisan proposals to update ERISA including encouraging defined contribution plans to provide annuities, eliminating the “common nexus” requirement for private multiple employer plans and other changes. Document Excerpt Subcommittee members and witnesses discussed four bipartisan proposals that would amend ERISA to better meet the retirement plan needs of employees and employers with […]

HHS Publication–Trump Proposal to Lower Drug Prices

HHS releases a publication discussing the Administration’s proposal to lower drug prices. Document Excerpt Link https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/AmericanPatientsFirst.pdf

White House Announces Intent to Nominate PBGC Director

The White House has announced its intent to nominate Gordon Hartogensis as director of the PBGC. Document Excerpt Link https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/president-donald-j-trump-announces-intent-nominate-personnel-key-administration-posts-43/

Proposed Revisions to Form 715

The PBGC releases proposed changes to Form 715, Power of Attorney for participants receiving payment from the PBGC and request for comments. Document Excerpt The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) intends to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) extend approval, with modifications, to a collection of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act. […]

HHS Blueprint for Lowering Drug Prices

HHS releases its blue-print for lowering drug prices and out-of-pocket cost and request for comments. Document Excerpt SUMMARY: Through this request for information, HHS seeks comment from interested parties to help shape future policy development and agency action. Link https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2018-10435.pdf

Inflation Adjusted Amounts for Health Savings Accounts

Revenue Procedure 2018-30 announces the 2019 inflation adjusted amounts for Health Savings Accounts. Document Excerpt Link https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/rp-18-30.pdf

Spring 2018 Regulatory Agenda

PBGC has released its Spring 2018 Regulatory Agenda. Document Excerpt Link https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/eAgendaMain?operation=OPERATION_GET_AGENCY_RULE_LIST&currentPubId=201804&showStage=active&agencyCd=1212&Image58.x=47&Image58.y=15

IRS Third Quarter Update to 2017-2018 Priority Guidance Plan

The IRS releases its third quarter update to its 2017-2018 Priority Guidance Plan. Document Excerpt Link https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-utl/2017-2018_pgp_3rd_quarter_update.pdf

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