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

DOL’s Spring Priority Guidance List

The DOL has released its Spring 2018 Priority Guidance List. Document Excerpt Link https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/eAgendaMain?operation=OPERATION_GET_AGENCY_RULE_LIST&currentPub=true&agencyCode=&showStage=active&agencyCd=1200&Image58.x=41&Image58.y=15

DOL Temporary Enforcement Policy on Prohibited Transaction Rules for Investment Advice Fiduciaries

In light of the Fifth Circuit’s decision vacating the fiduciary conflict of interest rule, the DOL has issued temporary enforcement guidance on the prohibited transaction rules applicable to investment advice fiduciaries. Document Excerpt Accordingly, for the period from June 9, 2017, until after regulations or exemptions or other administrative guidance has been issued, the Department […]

Notice Clarifying Why Final ACA Rules Won’t be amended to reflect Recommendations of Emergency Room Physicians

The Departments are issuing a Notice to clarify the Departments’ decisions not to adopt recommendations made by the American College of Emergency Physicians as reflected in a complaint filed in the United States District Court of Columbia. Document Excerpt The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) filed a complaint in the United States District Court […]

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