Gretchen Harders

Gretchen Harders

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Benefits Litigation Update – Fall 2015

Message from ERIC President and CEO Annette Guarisco Fildes: Welcome to the Fall edition of Benefits Litigation Update, brought to you by The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) and the law firm of Epstein Becker &...more

11/6/2015 - Affordable Care Act Benefit Plan Sponsors Breach of Duty Contraceptive Coverage Mandate ERISA Fraudulent Concealment Severance Agreements

NYC Affordable Transit Act: Employers Will Be Required to Offer Qualified Transportation Benefits in the New Year

Effective January 1, 2016, most employers with 20 or more full-time employees in New York City must offer those full-time employees the opportunity to use pre-tax earnings to purchase qualified transportation fringe benefits...more

10/5/2015 - Best Practices Commuting Employee Benefits Fringe Benefits Full-Time Employees Mass Transit

Benefits Litigation Update – July 2015

Welcome to the new, rejuvenated version of the Benefits Litigation Update, which we bring you jointly with the law firm of Epstein Becker Green. Our goal is to provide a concise and, we hope, insightful glimpse into recent...more

7/27/2015 - 401k Affordable Care Act Benefit Plan Sponsors Dave & Buster's Employee Benefits Employer Group Health Plans Employer Liability Issues Employer Mandates Equitable Relief ERISA Fiduciary Duty Health Insurance Preemption Telehealth

Updated Timeline of Highlights for Employer Group Health Plan Compliance with the Affordable Care Act

Since enactment of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), the regulators have promulgated a myriad of regulations implementing the ACA’s requirements for group health plans. Over the past several years, the Obama administration has...more

10/15/2014 - Affordable Care Act Employer Group Health Plans Employer Mandates Health Insurance Healthcare Reform

HEAL Advisory: Recent Decision Casts More Uncertainty Over New York Executive Order 38's Cap on Executive Compensation

With so many questions surrounding the implementation of the New York State ("NYS" or "State") Governor's Executive Order 38 cap on executive compensation (and administrative expenses), most stakeholders expected...more

6/11/2014 - Executive Compensation Executive Orders Salary Caps

HEAL Advisory: New COBRA Model Notices and Coordination with Marketplace Enrollment

On May 2, 2014, the U.S. Departments of Labor and Health and Human Services published a series of guidance and model notices clarifying the provision of health insurance to recently terminated employees. The Department of...more

5/19/2014 - Affordable Care Act COBRA DOL Employee Rights Employer Mandates Health Insurance Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare HHS Hiring & Firing Notice Requirements

Proposed CEO Pay Ratio Disclosure Rules: Another Piece of the Dodd-Frank Puzzle

Section 953(b) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ("Dodd-Frank") requires certain public companies to disclose how the compensation of the company's chief executive officer ("CEO") compares to...more

10/9/2013 - CEOs Disclosure Requirements Dodd-Frank Executive Compensation Pay Ratio SEC Transparency

Labor Department Issues Guidance That Muddies the Waters for Employers Offering Health Reimbursement Arrangements, Health Flexible...

On September 13, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") published Technical Release 2013-03 ("Technical Release"), which provides guidance on the application of certain provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable...more

9/24/2013 - Affordable Care Act DOL Employee Assistance Programs Flexible Spending Accounts Healthcare Reimbursements

Act Now Advisory: Important Affordable Care Act Deadline: Employee Notices of the Health Insurance Marketplace (Exchange) Due by...

On May 8, 2013, the Employee Benefits Security Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") issued Technical Release No. 2013-02 ("Release") providing important guidance under the Patient Protection and Affordable...more

5/22/2013 - Affordable Care Act COBRA Compliance DOL FLSA Health Insurance Exchanges Notice Requirements

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