DOL Guidance

DOL Announces Inflation-Adjusted ERISA Penalties

The DOL has announced inflation-adjusted penalties including for violations of ERISA.

Request for Comments on Modifying HIPAA

Document Excerpt SUMMARY: The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is issuing this Request for Information (RFI) to assist OCR in identifying provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act privacy and security regulations that may impede the transformation to value-based health care or that limit or discourage coordinated care among individuals and covered entities […]

Fact Sheet on Religious and Moral Exemption and Accommodation Regulations

Document Excerpt On November 7, 2018 the Departments of Health and Human Services, Treasury, and Labor (the Departments) announced two final rules, on display at the Federal Register, that provide conscience protections to Americans who have a religious or moral objection to health insurance that covers contraceptive methods, including certain contraceptives that many view as […]

Final Regulations on Moral Exemptions and Accommodations for Coverage of Certain Preventive Services under ACA

Document Excerpt SUMMARY: These rules finalize, with changes based on public comments, the interim final rules issued in the Federal Register on October 13, 2017 concerning moral exemptions and accommodation. This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 11/15/2018 and available online at, and on accommodations regarding coverage of […]

Final Regulations on ACA Religious Exemptions and Accommodations for Certain Preventive Services

Document Excerpt SUMMARY: These rules finalize, with changes based on public comments, interim final rules concerning religious exemptions and accommodations regarding coverage of certain preventive services issued in the Federal Register on October 13, 2017. These rules expand exemptions to protect religious beliefs for certain entities and individuals whose health plans are subject to a […]

FAQs for Participants and Beneficiaries Impacted by Hurricanes

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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 […]

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

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