DOL Guidance

Adjusting DOL Penalties for Inflation

Document /excerpt EBSA is responsible for administering and enforcing the fiduciary, reporting and disclosure provisions of Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). Under Part 5 of Subtitle B of Title I, EBSA has the authority to assess and collect a number of civil monetary penalties. ERISA civil monetary penalties […]

Information on Acting as an Authorized Claims Representative

Document Excerpt This responds to your request on behalf of The Justus Group, L3C (Justus) to clarify its ability to act as an authorized representative for claimants in accordance with the Department of Labor’s claims procedure regulation, which implements section 503 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). Justus acts as a […]

Request for Comments and Information on Grandfathered Health Plans

Document Request SUMMARY: This document is a request for information regarding grandfathered group health plans and grandfathered group health insurance coverage. Given the limited information available regarding such coverage, the Department of the Treasury, the Department of Labor, and the Department of Health and Human Services (the Departments)are issuing this request for information to gather […]

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 […]

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