Joan Disler

Joan Disler

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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

Benefits Litigation Update - Summer 2014

In this issue: - Recent Supreme Court Decisions Revise Rules for Stock Drop Cases - Hobby Lobby and the Questions Left Unanswered - Post-Amara Landscape Continues to Evolve - Supreme Court to...more

7/21/2014 - Affordable Care Act Burwell v Hobby Lobby CIGNA v Amara Class Action Employer Mandates ERISA FIfth Third Bancorp v Dudenhoeffer Fraud Fraud-on-the-Market Halliburton Halliburton v Erica P. John Fund Hobby Lobby SCOTUS Securities Fraud Stock Drop Litigation US Bancorp

Benefits Litigation Update - January 2014

In this issue: - Will Section 510 of ERISA Restrict Workforce Structuring under the Affordable Care Act? - A New Threat to Sponsors and Fiduciaries: Equitable Remedies After Amara - First ERISA Decision...more

1/28/2014 - Affordable Care Act Benefit Plan Sponsors Class Action Employee Benefits Employer Liability Issues Equitable Relief ERISA Healthcare Healthcare Reform

Latest Post-Windsor Guidance from IRS Addresses Issues for Cafeteria Plans, Flexible Spending Accounts, and Health Savings...

In its latest addition to guidance concerning the effects of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in United States v. Windsor, the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") has issued Notice 2014-1 to address certain issues relating to...more

12/23/2013 - Cafeteria Plans DOMA Employee Benefits Flexible Spending Accounts FSA Health Savings Accounts HSA IRS Same-Sex Marriage SCOTUS U.S. Treasury US v Windsor W-4

Treasury and IRS Issue Guidance on DOMA—Many, but Not All, Questions Are Answered

On August 29, 2013, the Treasury Department ("Treasury") and Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") jointly issued guidance in Revenue Ruling 2013-17, 2013-38 IRB, and two accompanying sets of Frequently Asked Questions (together,...more

9/5/2013 - DOMA IRS Marriage Same-Sex Marriage SCOTUS Tax Benefits U.S. Treasury US v Windsor

The Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA—Benefit Plan Sponsors Have Much to Consider

Yesterday, in its decision in United States v. Windsor, No. 12-307 (U.S. June 26, 2013), the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA") is unconstitutional. DOMA provided that, for...more

6/27/2013 - COBRA Discrimination DOMA Employee Benefits Equal Protection Health Insurance Retirement Plan Same-Sex Marriage SCOTUS

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