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Year-End Legislation Important for Employers

The 2015 Cromnibus and the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 solve some problems and raise others. On December 16, 2014, U.S. President Barack Obama signed the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act...more

1/9/2015 - Affordable Care Act Appropriations Bill ERISA Expatriates Health Insurance IRA Multiemployer Plan PBGC Qualified Retirement Plans Tax Credits Tax Extenders

Supreme Court to Decide Applicability of the “Prudence Presumption” in ERISA Stock Cases: ESOP and 401(k) Plan Sponsors and...

Introduction - In Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether investments in employer stock are entitled to a “prudence presumption” under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act...more

12/23/2013 - 401k Duty of Prudence Employee Stock Purchase Plans ERISA ESOP FIfth Third Bancorp v Dudenhoeffer Rebuttable Presumptions SCOTUS

DOL Clarifies Revenue Sharing Fiduciary Responsibility Issues

Advisory opinion on "plan asset" issue lays out factors for fiduciary consideration. On July 3, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued Advisory Opinion 2013-03A, which discusses whether a bookkeeping account for...more

7/19/2013 - Advisory Opinions Benefit Plan Sponsors DOL ERISA Fiduciary Duty Insurance Industry Revenue Sharing

PBGC Proposes New Regulations Under Reportable Events Rule

New rules signal relief for financially sound plans and plan sponsors and are consistent with PBGC's section 4062(e) enforcement policy for "plant shutdown" liability....more

4/12/2013 - Benefit Plan Sponsors Enforcement Actions ERISA PBGC Proposed Regulation Reporting Requirements Safe Harbors

IRS Updates and Expands Qualification Correction Program

New provisions for correcting operational and plan document errors take effect on April 1. On December 31, 2012, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) updated its Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS) through...more

1/31/2013 - Benefit Plan Sponsors EPCRS ERISA IRS Retirement Plan Voluntary Correction Program

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