Trevor Holmes

Trevor Holmes

Franczek Radelet P.C.

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Illinois Supreme Court Rules that Retiree Health Subsidies are Constitutionally Protected Benefits

In a 6-1 decision that may have significant ramifications, the Illinois Supreme Court held in Kanerva v. Weems that state-subsidized retiree medical premiums for certain public sector retirees are a protected benefit under...more

7/11/2014 - Healthcare Retirement Subsidies

Monthly Benefits Update

In Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, the Supreme Court held that regulations under the Affordable Care Act that require employer group health plans to provide contraceptive coverage violate the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA)....more

7/3/2014 - Affordable Care Act Burwell v Hobby Lobby DOL Employee Benefits Employer Group Health Plans Employer Liability Issues ERISA ESOP FIfth Third Bancorp v Dudenhoeffer HHS Hobby Lobby IRS Religious Freedom Restoration Act SCOTUS Tax Credits Waiting Periods

Illinois Pension Reform Update: Judge Stays Implementation Of Pension Reform Law

On May 14, 2014, an Illinois Circuit Court Judge in Springfield issued an order staying the Pension Reform Law (Public Act 98-0599 – the “Act”) in its entirety and blocking the enforcement and administration of the Act until...more

5/19/2014 - Employee Benefits Pensions

Monthly Benefits Update

As expected, the Department of the Treasury and the IRS (the “Agencies”) finalized the employer information reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act (the “ACA”) earlier this month. The final rules, which are...more

4/3/2014 - Affordable Care Act CMS Employee Benefits ERISA FICA Taxes IRS Pensions Same-Sex Marriage Severance Agreements Shared Responsibility Rule

IRS Issues Final Affordable Care Act “Pay Or Play” Regulations

On Monday, the IRS issued final regulations regarding the implementation of the employer shared responsibility provisions under the Affordable Care Act (the ACA), otherwise known as the “pay or play” rules. The final...more

2/17/2014 - Affordable Care Act Delays Employee Benefits Employer Mandates Healthcare IRS Pay or Play Shared Responsibility Rule

Monthly Benefits Update - January 2014

Health & Welfare Plans - Agencies Issue New Round of Affordable Care Act FAQs - The Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and the Treasury (the “Departments”) recently issued their 18th round of...more

2/6/2014 - Affordable Care Act DOL Employee Benefits Health and Welfare Plans Healthcare HHS U.S. Treasury

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