FAQs for Participants and Beneficiaries Impacted by Hurricanes

Document Excerpt Link https://www.dol.gov/sites/default/files/ebsa/about-ebsa/our-activities/resource-center/faqs/hurricane-florence-and-michael.pdf

Guidance for Plans Impacted by Recent Hurricanes

Document Excerpt WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor has published employee benefit plan compliance guidance and relief for victims of Hurricanes Florence and Michael. The Department recognizes that plan fiduciaries, employers, labor organizations, service providers, and participants and beneficiaries may encounter issues complying with the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) over the […]

PBGC Guarantee Limit for 2019

Document Excerpt Link https://www.pbgc.gov/news/press/releases/pr18-06

CMS and Treasury Guidance on State Relief and Empowerment Waivers

Document Excerpt SUMMARY: This guidance relates to section 1332 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and its implementing regulations. Section 1332 provides the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Secretary of the Treasury (collectively, the Secretaries) with the discretion to approve a state’s proposal to waive specific provisions of the […]

Proposed Regs. on Integrating Health Reimbursement Arrangements with Individual Coverage

Document Excerpt SUMMARY: This document sets forth proposed rules to expand opportunities for working men and women and their families to access affordable, quality healthcare through proposed changes to regulations under various provisions of the Public Health Service Act (PHS Act), the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), and the Internal Revenue Code (Code). This […]

DOL Proposed Regulations on Definition of “Employer” expanding opportunities for Open MEPs

Document Excerpt SUMMARY: The Department of Labor proposes a regulation under title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations to expand access to affordable quality retirement saving options by clarifying the circumstances under which an employer group or association or a professional employer organization (PEO) may sponsor a workplace retirement plan. In particular, the proposed […]

DOL Regulatory Agenda Fall 2018

Document Excerpt Link https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/eAgendaMain?operation=OPERATION_GET_AGENCY_RULE_LIST&currentPubId=201810&showStage=active&agencyCd=1200&Image58.x=27&Image58.y=14

PBGC Regulatory Agenda Fall 2018

Document Excerpt Link https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/eAgendaMain?operation=OPERATION_GET_AGENCY_RULE_LIST&currentPubId=201810&showStage=active&agencyCd=1212&Image58.x=33&Image58.y=17

Medicare and Medicaid Drug Price Transparency Proposed Regulations

Document Excerpt This proposed rule would revise the Federal Health Insurance Programs for the Aged and Disabled by amending the Medicare Parts A, B, C and D programs, as well as the Medicaid program, to require direct-to-consumer (DTC) television advertisements of prescription drugs and biological products for which payment is available through or under Medicare […]

Amendment to Regulations on Reportable Events

Document Excerpt The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) is requesting that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) extend approval, under the Paperwork Reduction Act, of collections of information under PBGC’s regulation on Reportable Events and Certain Other Notification Requirements with modifications. This notice informs the public of PBGC’s request and solicits public comment on […]

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