Carolyn Kershner

Carolyn Kershner

Akerman LLP

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Employee Benefits Update: 2013 Year End Plan Tasks

As we approach the end of the year, employers and plan sponsors of qualified retirement plans and health and welfare plans should take time to meet various upcoming deadlines. Failure to comply with the deadlines may result...more

11/25/2013 - 401k Affordable Care Act Cafeteria Plans COBRA Deadlines DOL DOMA Employee Benefits Flexible Spending Accounts GINA Health and Welfare Plans Healthcare Healthcare Reform HIPAA Hurricane Sandy IRS Mental Health Parity Rule MHPAEA Qualified Health Plans Reporting Requirements Same-Sex Marriage W-2 Year-End Planning

Supreme Court Decision Striking Down DOMA Will Have a Significant Impact on Employer-Sponsored Benefits

The United States Supreme Court ruled on June 26 in United States v. Windsor, U.S., No 12-307, that the definitions of “marriage” and “spouse” contained in the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) excluding same-sex partners are a...more

7/8/2013 - Civil Unions DOMA Domestic Partnership Due Process Employee Benefits Employer Mandates Essential Health Benefits Fifth Amendment Health and Welfare Plans Marriage Qualified Retirement Plans Retirement Plan Same-Sex Marriage US v Windsor

Health Care Reform: Recent Guidance on "Play or Pay" Rules for Applicable Large Employers in 2014

Many important aspects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("ACA") will go into effect in 2014, including the implementation of health insurance exchanges, and the requirement for certain employers to offer...more

1/17/2013 - Affiliates Affordable Care Act Employer Group Health Plans Health Insurance Exchanges IRS Pay or Play Subsidiaries

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