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[Guidance Overview]
Early Retiree Health Care Program's New Reminders and Tips
"When preparing an early retiree list, plan sponsors should ensure that the list includes only early retirees who meet or exceed the $15,000 cost threshold." (Wolters Kluwer Law & Business)

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[Guidance Overview]
Health Care Reform W-2 Reporting Requirements (PDF)
"Consider explanation to employees with or in advance of W-2 reporting to limit inquiries and to explain that reporting does not make the benefit taxable to the employee." (Hanson Bridgett LLP)

Can We Really Measure the Improvement in Health That Comes from Wellness Programs?
"Most companies are using biometric screenings as their key tool for measuring health, on the assumption that it accurately measures the kind of health that matters most. Think again." (Employee Benefit News; free registration required)

Benefits in General; Executive Compensation

IRS 'Hot Button' Issues Put Exempt Organizations at Risk for Penalties
"The biggest area of IRS audit concentration regarding noncompliance related to governance issues for tax-exempt groups is executive compensation, according to IRS Director of Exempt Organizations Lois Lerner." (McguireWoods LLP)

Press Releases

William C. Grossman Receives NIPA 2011 Outstanding Volunteer Award
(National Institute of Pension Administrators)

PBGC Negotiates more than $900,000 Additional Pension Funding for Workers at EGS Electrical Group, LLC
(Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC))

Great-West Retirement Services Enhances Its Participant Website, Provides Engaging, Intuitive Resource To Help Employees Plan For Retirement
(Great-West Retirement Services)

Fidelity Reports Average 401(K) Balance Hits All-Time High Alongside Increased Participant Engagement
(Fidelity Investments)

New Website Feature, “About the Fellows", to Assist the Public in Locating Employee Benefits Counsel
(American College of Employee Benefits Counsel)

Implementation of First PROMETHEUS Payment Pilot with Physicians Underway
(Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute (HCI3))

Assurant Employee Benefits to Implement GettingHired, LLC's FastTrack Return-to-Work Solutions
(GettingHired, LLC)

Employee Benefits Jobs

Principal Program Manager
for National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) in VA

Compliance Manager, Compliance Testing and Analysis
for Vanguard in PA

Defined Contribution Administrator
for Phoenix Actuarial/TPA firm in AZ

Regional Marketing Director, TPA Services
for John Hancock Financial Services in CO

ERISA Consultant
for Pension-Consultants, Inc. in MO

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"Fundamentals of 401(k) and Other Qualified Plans" - Kansas City
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