The federal government continues to prioritize the enforcement of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA).
We highlight the CARES Act provisions that affect group health plans.
We look at two new types of leave for governmental employers and private employers with fewer than 500 employees.
The CARES Act is generally immediately effective. That means there are action items plan sponsors need to consider now.
A new act signed into law lays down guidelines for group health plan coverage, paid family and medical leave, and more.
Can ERISA-governed multiemployer welfare funds reimburse trustees for unused travel expenses outside of a refund policy but due to COVID-19?
This is a reminder about two compliance issues that might need plan sponsor attention at this time.
State insurance commissioners have issued directives to implement modifications to existing insurance regulations in light of COVID-19.
The Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2020 provides $8.3 billion in emergency funding for federal agencies.
Read our handy summary chart of ACA dollar amounts and percentages, updated whenever new information is published.
Retirement plan sponsors may need to take certain actions in order to stay compliant with the new legislation.
The Supreme Court agrees to hear case on whether the ACA is unconstitutional
Yesterday, in the Intel v. Sulyma case, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously in the participant’s favor today, finding that a participant does not
Effective July 1, 2020, the state's residents will no longer need to carry personal injury protection (PIP) on their auto policies.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently issued new information for non-grandfathered group health plans.
The end-of-year spending legislation has important implications for some health plans and fringe benefits.
On December 23, 2019, the FDA published guidance on two pathways to promote access to safe, lower-cost prescription drugs.
The new paid leave rights will be available for any birth or placement for adoption or foster care occurring on or after October 1, 2020.
The ruling was made on December 18, 2019.
The deadline for comments on the proposal is 5 pm on January 14, 2020.
President Trump is expected to sign the bill into law before December 20.
Get our annual guide to compliance requirements for sponsors of health and retirement plans.
Read about the 2020 limits for retirement plans.
Read the new guidance on ACA reporting for 2019.
The multiemployer pension recapitalization and reform plan was released on November 20, 2019.
Read about what's changing and what's not in 2020.
It published the proposed rule on October 23, 2019.
In October 2019 the PBGC issues a proposal that would change interest rates for private sector lump-sum calculations.
On September 24, 2019, the DOL announced a final rule governing the salary threshold for overtime exemptions on certain employees.
These FAQS on the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act make final those issues in 2018.
The guidance was issued on August 26, 2019.
HHS and the FDA outlined the steps they'll take on prescription drug importation.
The Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act of 2019 was passed on July 24, 2019.
The Treasury Department and the IRS have expanded the list of preventive care benefits from HSAs and HDHPs.
The bill passed the House of Representatives on July 17, 2019.
On June 13, 2019 there was a new rule expanding the use of HRAs.
The Medicare Part D standard benefit design parameters will be higher in 2020.
The House passed the bill on May 23, 2019.
It passed the package of seven different bills on May 16, 2019.
Trump called on Congress to take action on May 9, 2019.
Most but not all penalties will be reduced, according to a recent notice.
The IRS made the announcement on May 2, 2019.
On May 2, 2019 the PBGC published a final regulation intended to simplify some reporting and disclosure obligations.
Recent activity in Washington underscores extreme differences of opinion about the future of the ACA.
The deadline is April 1, 2019.
IRS no longer intends to issue regulations prohibiting defined benefit pension plans from retiree lump-sum windows
The rule would modify overtime rules published in 2016, which were later declared invalid by a district court.
Read more about this new IRS Private Letter Ruling
The tables are the first mortality study based exclusively on public sector plans.
Bill to Repeal the Affordable Care Act’s Excise Tax on High-Cost Plans
Departments Seek Ways to Help Health Plan Sponsors Preserve “Grandfathered Status” under the Affordable Care Act
The proposal would affect Medicare Part D and Medicaid managed care organizations.
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