Health Care Reform: New Fees for Health Plans (March 2013)
The Affordable Care Act established new fees that will soon take effect for many health plans.
Correcting Qualified Plan Errors under EPCRS (March 2013)
A comprehensive guide on the IRS correction program for qualified retirement plans.
Health Care Reform: A Short Q&A on Employer Shared Responsibility (February 2013)
What is Shared Responsibility?
Understanding What the ERISA Service Provider Regulations Mean for Employers (March 2012)
The DOL Service Provider Fee Regulations issued under Section 408(b)(2) of ERISA require action by plan sponsors
Employee or Independent Contractor? (October 2011)
The IRS has announced a new voluntary correction program that would allow eligible employers to reclassify independent contractors as employees
The Wrap Plan (October 2011)
Why having a wrap plan for your health and welfare plan can simplify administration and reduce compliance costs
Compensation Check Ups (July 2011)
Using the wrong definition of compensation is a common error in qualified plans and can be costly if left undiscovered and uncorrected
Illinois Civil Union Law Impact on Employee Benefit Plans (May 2011)
Employers should review how their employee benefits may be affected by the new Illinois law
The Say on Golden Parachute Pay Vote (March 2011)
The Dodd-Frank Act and recently adopted SEC rules require a shareholder advisory vote on golden parachute compensation in M&A and similar transactions. What is the real effect of this new requirement?
SEC Adopts Final Rules on Say-On-Pay (January 2011)
Final rules address shareholder votes on executive compensation
Complying with the Participant Disclosure Regulations (January 2011)
What is required of plan fiduciaries?
DOL Releases Final Rule for Participant Disclosures (October 2010)
Plan fiduciaries will be required to provide detailed plan and investment information to employees
The Ins and Outs of Fiduciary Responsibility (May 2010)
Do you know who your plan fiduciaries are? Do they know what their responsibilities are under ERISA?
Model Notices Available for Employers Regarding CHIP (May 2010)
The Department of Labor (DOL) has provided model notices that employer health plan sponsors may use to satisfy their notice requirements under the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA)