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DOL's Model Notice Regarding CHIPRA Premium Assistance Subsidies
Excerpt: "The notice must be provided on an annual basis. The first notice must be provided by no later than the first day of the first plan year beginning after February 4, 2010; or May 1, 2010 if later. As a result, for employers with calendar year plans, the notice must be provided by January 1, 2011. The notice must be provided as a separate document but can be furnished along with other plan materials, such as in an open enrollment packet or when distributing the SPD."
(Miller, Johnson, Snell & Cummiskey, P.L.C.)
New Regulations Under Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (PDF)
3 pages. Excerpt: "It is important to remember that neither the MHPA nor the MHPAEA require group health plans to provide mental health benefits or substance use disorder benefits. Rather, these statutes provide that if a group health plan is offering such benefits, they must be provided on an equivalent basis when compared to medical or surgical benefits with regard to annual and lifetime dollar limits, financial requirements and treatment limitations."
The Defined Contribution Plans Summit
taking place February 24-25, 2010 in New York, NY is the perfect platform for corporate and public DC plans to hear from their plan sponsor peers, leading policymakers and top investment executives. Attendees will share ideas through tailored interactive roundtables, benchmark their DC plans through case studies, and network with fellow plan sponsors and investment professionals. For more information please visit – www.dcplanssummit.com
Executive Compensation; Benefits in General
Connecticut Pension Body Files Executive Pay Proposals
Excerpt: "Connecticut State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier, principal fiduciary of the $22.7-billion Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds (CRPTF), announced that the CRPTF filed shareholder proposals at twelve major corporations to strengthen executive pay practices."
Washington, D.C. Update: The Feds Have a Full Employee Benefits Agenda (PDF)
5 pages. Excerpt: "In recent months, we have spent a considerable amount of time talking with government officials at the Departments of Treasury and Labor, as well as congressional staff members, concerning regulatory and legislative developments in Washington, D.C. The purpose of this bulletin is to bring you up to date on those subjects."
(Reish & Reicher)
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