Eugene Griggs

Eugene Griggs

Poyner Spruill LLP

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Checklist for Group Health Plan Participant Disclosure Requirements

There has been an explosion of participant disclosure requirements for group health plans in recent years. While health care reform created some of these new requirements, many of them became effective years earlier. For busy...more

11/3/2015 - COBRA Disclosure Requirements Employer Group Health Plans ERISA FMLA Health Insurance Human Resources Professionals Summary Plan Description USERRA

Yes Virginia, There is a Duty to Monitor Retirement Plan Investments

In a recent unanimous ruling the U.S. Supreme Court confirmed what most retirement plan professionals already knew: ERISA requires plan investment fiduciaries to monitor investments and remove imprudent ones. Surprisingly to...more

6/2/2015 - Benefit Plan Sponsors Breach of Duty ERISA Fiduciary Duty Retirement Plan SCOTUS Southern California Edison Statute of Limitations Tibble v Edison Int

DOL Opens Window for Annual Participant Fee Disclosures

?After several annual cycles of participant fee disclosures, sponsors of participant-directed retirement plans have discovered that sometimes pulling together the relevant information from vendors and issuing timely...more

4/7/2015 - Benefit Plan Sponsors DOL Fee Disclosure Notice Requirements Retirement Plan

Accepting Rollover Contributions Now Easier - and Less Risky - For Retirement Plans

The administrative burden of determining the validity of rollover contributions to qualified retirement plans, and the associated risk of jeopardizing the plan’s tax-qualified status, traditionally has been a significant...more

8/8/2014 - Benefit Plan Sponsors IRA IRA Rollovers Plan Administrators Qualified Retirement Plans Retirement Plan Safe Harbors

Do Your Plans Include a Time Limit on a Participant’s Right to Sue?

Some, but far from all, employee benefit plans set a limit on the amount of time a participant has to file a lawsuit claiming benefits under the plan. Until recently, however, not all courts would recognize these plan...more

3/5/2014 - Employee Benefits ERISA Heimeshoff v. Hartford Life & Accident Insurance Co. Limitation Periods SCOTUS Statute of Limitations

New Employer Mandate Relief

Final regulations issued on February 12, 2014 contain significant new relief from the employer mandate’s shared responsibility penalty under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act for 2015. Previous guidance delayed...more

2/18/2014 - Affordable Care Act Employee Benefits Employer Mandates Healthcare Pay or Play Shared Responsibility Rule

New Wellness Program Rules for 2014

Employers continue to look for ways to manage the cost of employee health care coverage as they navigate the turbulent waters of healthcare reform, and wellness programs continue to be a popular strategy. However, adoption...more

10/15/2013 - Employer Group Health Plans ERISA Health Insurance Healthcare Reform HIPAA

Employer Responsibility – Will You Pay or Play? Part II - The Variable Hour or Seasonal Employee Problem

Although the employer mandate has been delayed to 2015, employers shouldn’t relax too much because significant planning still needs to be done now. Beginning in 2015 large employers either must offer full-time employees...more

8/14/2013 - Affordable Care Act Deadlines Delays Employee Benefits Employer Mandates Healthcare IRS New Legislation Pay or Play Shared Responsibility Rule U.S. Treasury

Health Care Reform Employer Mandate Delayed; DOMA Struck Down - What Now For Employers?

Health Care Reform Employer Mandate and Reporting Provisions Delayed until 2015 - The U.S. Department of the Treasury unexpectedly announced on July 2, 2013 the delay of the employer shared responsibility ‘pay or play’...more

7/16/2013 - Affordable Care Act Compliance DOMA Employee Benefits Employer Mandates Equal Protection ERISA Fees Form 720 Healthcare Healthcare Reform Marketplace Notice Marriage Pay or Play PCORI Same-Sex Marriage SCOTUS Shared Responsibility Rule U.S. Treasury US v Windsor Visas

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