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Relative of 2-Percent Shareholder May Deduct Cost of Health Insurance
DOL Confirms Participant's Right to Appoint an Authorized Representative
[Guidance Overview] Text of CMS Fact Sheet: Final HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2020 (PDF)
[Official Guidance] Text of CMS Key Dates for Calendar Year 2019 (PDF)
[Official Guidance] Text of CMS 2020 Letter to Issuers in the Federally-facilitated Exchanges (PDF)
Court Rules Level-of-Care Criteria Are Inconsistent with Accepted Medical Standards
How to Improve Your Open Enrollment Process This Year
DOL 2018 Enforcement Stats Send Wake-up Call for Complacent Fiduciaries
Fiduciary Implications of Cross-Plan Offsetting
[Official Guidance] Text of IRS Chief Counsel Memorandum 201912001: Deduction of Company-Paid Health Insurance Premiums by S-Corp Shareholder-Employee (PDF)
[Official Guidance] Text of IRS FAQs: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Section 199A - Qualified Business Income Deduction
Plan May Deny Coverage for Bariatric Surgery
[Guidance Overview] New Jersey Issues Individual Mandate Reporting Requirements
[Guidance Overview] Responding to 2016 '226J' Letters from the IRS: How to Reduce Your Penalties
What Amazon Alexa Health Tech Update Means for Employers
Specialized Types of Retirement Income Plans: Recent Developments (PDF)
Recent Cases on Multiemployer Plan Withdrawal Liability (PDF)
What Are the Medicare Secondary Payer Rules? (PDF)
Tax Treatment of Welfare Benefits for Employees and Beneficiaries (PDF)
Regulation of Employee Health Care Benefit Plans (PDF)
Liability Issues Unique to Welfare Plans (PDF)
One Size Doesn't Fit All: Benefits Engagement Through Increased Communication (PDF)
Engagement Letters for Employee Benefits Attorneys (PDF)
Senate Committee Eyes Lack of Guidance on ERISA Cybersecurity
[Official Guidance] Text of CMS Q&As on 2019 Benefit Year Cost-Sharing Reduction (CSR) Reconciliation (PDF)
Insurance Contracts and SBCs Are Not SPDs for Your Health or Other Welfare Benefits Plan
[Official Guidance] Second Quarter Update to Treasury Department 2018-2019 Priority Guidance Plan (PDF)
[Official Guidance] Text of CMS Bulletin: Timing of Submission of Rate Filing Justifications for the 2019 Filing Year for Single Risk Pool Coverage Effective on or After January 1, 2020 (PDF)
[Official Guidance] Text of CMS Proposed Change to Risk Adjustment Holdback for the 2018 Benefit Year and Beyond (PDF)
Sixth Circuit Reverses District Court, Says American Fidelity Insurance Agents Are Not 'Employees' Under ERISA
[Official Guidance] HHS-Developed Risk Adjustment Model Algorithm 'Do It Yourself (DIY)' Software Instructions for the 2018 Benefit Year: Updated April 4, 2019 (PDF)
Review of 2018 ERISA Enforcement Actions by EBSA
[Official Guidance] Text of CMS Cost-Sharing Reduction Reconciliation Issuer to MIDAS Inbound Specification (PDF)
Benefit Plan Class Action Payouts by Large Corporations Top $6 Billion
Do You Know Where Your Health Plan Data Is?
Legal Privilege Issues Arising in Employee Benefit Matters (PDF)
The ACA Is Still Here: A Summary of Key Developments and Issues (PDF)
Guide to Correcting ACA Reporting Mistakes
Eighth Circuit Troubled by ERISA Aspects of 'Cross-Plan Offsets'
San Francisco's Annual Health Care Expenditure Report Due April 30
[Official Guidance] Text of DOL Q&As About Federal District Court Ruling on Final Rule on Association Health Plans (PDF)
How to Address ACA Reporting Mistakes or Failures (PDF)
Ethics for Employee Benefits Lawyers (PDF)
HHS MHPAEA Enforcement Report for the 2018 Federal Fiscal Year (PDF)
New House ACA Fix Bill Could Require Employers to Inquire About Family Income
What ERISA Practitioners Need to Know About Accounting for Benefit Plans (PDF)
Sharing Plan Expenses with Sponsors/Parties in Interest/Related Parties, and Appropriate Uses for Plan Assets (PDF)
Attorney-Client Privilege in the Employee Benefit Plan Context
Must a Health Plan Certify Compliance With HIPAA's Electronic Transaction Standards?
Prepare for New Jersey Health Insurance Mandate Reporting
Will the States Step Into the Benefits Void? (PDF)
Arbitration: What's Different About ERISA? (PDF)
Dependent Care FSA: Is Your Plan in Compliance?
[Official Guidance] Text of IRS Q&As on Reporting of Offers of Health Insurance Coverage by Employers (Section 6056)
[Official Guidance] Text of IRS Q&As on Information Reporting by Health Coverage Providers (Section 6055)
[Guidance Overview] Form 1094 and Form 1095 Reporting for Expatriate Employees
An Employee Benefits Advocate Can Be First Defense Against Insurance Claims Errors
Fourth Circuit Permits Common Fund Award in Addition to ERISA Attorney's Fees
[Guidance Overview] DOL Information Letter Provides Reminder About Plan Procedures for Designating Authorized Representatives
[Official Guidance] DOL FAQs for Participants and Beneficiaries Following the Nebraska Iowa and Alabama Storms in March 2019 (PDF)
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