Category Archives: Employee Benefits

The Taxman Cometh: IRS Begins Assessing Employer Mandate Penalties

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The IRS begins to enforce the ACA employer mandate. Our Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group provides critical information you need now to avoid losing your opportunity to contest an inaccurate assessment. Read the full advisory here. [...]Read more

Qualified Retirement Plan Amendments: Year-End Update

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Our Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group reminds plan sponsors to get ready for 2017 IRS year-end amendments.

  • Discretionary amendments
  • Storm and disaster relief
  • Required amendments

Read the full advisory here.

Do You Need to Send an Annual Notice to Plan Participants?

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Our Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group reviews the multiple year-end notices that defined contribution plans must issue to participants.

  • 2018 retirement plan limits
  • Special consideration for safe harbor plans
  • Practice pointers

Read the full advisory here.

Dealing with Disaster: Issues and Relief for Employee Benefits Plans

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In the wake of the widespread destruction caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, federal agencies have offered employers and plan sponsors relief from some deadlines and other issues. Our Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group discusses common issues and offers a high-level overview of the types of relief that may be available. Health plan coverage and retirement plan issues Tax filing deadlines and leave donation programs Additional federal resources Read the full advisory here. [...]Read more

Lawsuits Are Focused on Wellness Program Compliance. Are You?

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Wellness programs are a win-win for everybody – until administrators run afoul of ambiguous rules and regulations. Our Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group analyzes two recent lawsuits that could impact program design and tobacco surcharges. AARP v. EEOC Acosta v. Macy’s The implications Read the full advisory here.  [...]Read more

ADVISORY: The American Health Care Act Moves Forward: What Employers need to Know About the House-Passed Bill

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The American Health Care Act may not be law yet, but the House-passed version gives us an idea of what to expect. Our Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group provides an outline of the current bill and the changes it would bring to the Affordable Care Act. Employer reporting requirements Taxes What’s next Read the full advisory here. [...]Read more