Educational institutions will face some unique challenges as the Affordable Care Act's “employer shared responsibility” requirement becomes effective next year. Beginning January 1, 2015, large employers that do not offer...more
A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court held last week that employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) investment in employer stock is not entitled to a special ERISA “presumption of prudence”. The decision provides important guidance for...more
The Department of Labor recently issued updated model COBRA continuation coverage and Childrens’ Health Insurance Program (“CHIP”) notices. Plan administrators should begin using the new notices immediately.
This week, the Treasury Department announced transition rules that delay implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) employer health insurance mandate for some employers and modify it for others.
New federal guidance makes health flexible spending arrangement (FSA) participation more attractive to employees. IRS Notice 2013-17 provides a new exception to the FSA “use it or lose it rule.”...more