Andrew Malahowski

Andrew Malahowski

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Illinois General Assembly Passes Pension Reform Bill

Both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly adopted the Conference Committee Report to Senate Bill 1 on December 3, 2013. The bill provides comprehensive pension reform for four state retirement systems – the Teachers’...more

12/6/2013 - Employee Benefits Pensions Retirement Plan

Monthly Benefits Update - October 2013

Health & Welfare Plans - Health Care Reform: Federal Health Insurance Marketplace Opens With Technical “Glitches” - The federal health insurance marketplace (also known as the federal “exchange”) began accepting...more

11/4/2013 - Employee Benefits FICA Taxes Flexible Spending Accounts Full-Time Employees Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Reform IRS Open Enrollment Retirement Plan

Monthly Benefits Update - July 2013

Health Care Reform: IRS Transitional Relief Delays Pay or Play Reporting and Penalties - As we reported in an alert on July 3, the IRS has provided transitional relief to employers that delays pay or play reporting and...more

8/2/2013 - Affordable Care Act Chapter 9 Deadlines Delays Detroit DOL Employee Benefits Healthcare IRS Municipal Bankruptcy Pay or Play Penalties Pensions Teachers Transition Relief

Obama Administration Announces Delay Of Pay Or Play Penalties Under Affordable Care Act

In 21st Century America, a single blog post can apparently change everything. Tuesday, a Treasury Notes blog post revealed that the Affordable Care Act’s pay or play penalties and reporting will be delayed one year, until...more

7/4/2013 - Affordable Care Act Delays Employer Mandates Pay or Play Shared Responsibility Rule Tax Penalties U.S. Treasury

Monthly Benefits Update - April 2013

Health Care Reform: Guidance on Required Future Modifications to SBC, Other Issues - The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Department of Labor (DOL), and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued new guidance...more

5/1/2013 - Benefit Plan Sponsors ERISA Health Insurance HHS McCutchen v. U.S. Airways Multiemployer Plan PBGC Reimbursements Retirement Plan Subrogation Tax Credits US Airways

Monthly Benefits Update - February 2013

The Department of Health and Human Services issued final regulations on the Affordable Care Act’s standards for essential health benefits, actuarial value, and accreditation. While these regulations primarily affect...more

3/1/2013 - 403(b) Plans Affordable Care Act Contraceptive Coverage Mandate DOL ERISA Essential Health Benefits Health Insurance Exchanges HHS Pensions Swaps

Health Care Reform: Preparations For 2014 Pay Or Play Rules Should Begin Now

By far the most important issue for employers to consider under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the employer “free rider penalty,” often referred to as “pay or play.” Instead of forcing employers to provide group health...more

1/9/2013 - Affordable Care Act Employer Group Health Plans Full-Time Employees IRS Pay or Play Safe Harbors Shared Responsibility Rule

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