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Benefits & Compensation Alert >> IRS Reopens Its Determination Letter Program To Cash Balance Plans And Merged Plans
Effective September 1, 2019, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will reopen its determination letter program for two significant categories of individually
United States
12 Jun 2019
Benefits & Compensation Alert >> Student Loan Repayment Benefit Under A 401(K) Plan: An Important New Benefit That Employers Can Offer Right Now
Americans owe roughly $1.5 billion in student loan debt, spread out among approximately 44 million borrowers.
United States
12 Sep 2018
Employers Beware: New EU Data Law May Impact Employee Benefits
May 25, 2018 was the compliance enforcement deadline for the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which governs the collection, use and storage of private information of EU residents. U.S.-based companies should not assume that GDPR does not apply to their U.S.-based benefit plans.
United States
12 Sep 2018
Cybersecurity For Retirement Plans
Many cybersecurity breaches have been reported over the last few years. The most notable of these is the recent Equifax breach.
United States
30 Apr 2018
Supreme Court Decision Upholds ERISA "Church Plan" Exemption For Church-Affiliated Organizations
The Supreme Court's decision, written by Justice Kagan, is based almost entirely on statutory interpretation, and the precise language used by Congress in the amendment to ERISA.
United States
21 Dec 2017
ACA Considerations In M&A Transactions
This column highlights some of the unique issues raised by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in the context of corporate transactions.
United States
7 Jun 2016
The Trouble Caused By Tibble: Supreme Court Case Requires Enhanced Monitoring Of Plan Investments
In Tibble et al. v. Edison International et al., the U.S. Supreme Court held that a plan fiduciary has a continuing duty to monitor plan investments and, therefore, plan participants have six years to bring a lawsuit...
United States
5 Apr 2016
New York Adds New Reporting Requirements For Dependent Health Benefits
The Low Income Support Obligation and Performance Improvement Act (the Act) now requires employers of individuals working in New York state to provide information on the availability of dependent health insurance benefits to their employees.
United States
17 Aug 2011
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