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Employee Benefits Jobs

Pension Administrator
for Third Party Pension Administration Company in WA

Retirement Consultant
for Lincoln Financial Group in TX

Retirement Consultant
for Lincoln Financial Group in VA

ERISA Consultant
for Pension-Consultants, Inc. in MO

Client Service Coordinator
for Veratis Institutional Advisors, Inc. in NC

Compliance Consultant
for 4A's Benefits in NC

Account Executive- Richmond, Virginia or Raleigh, North Carolina
for Lincoln Financial Group in NC, VA

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Webcasts and Conferences

401(k) Rekon Advisor Symposium- Cherry Hill
in New Jersey on August 18, 2011 presented by 401(k) Rekon

403(b) Update
Nationwide on August 18, 2011 presented by McKay Hochman Co., Inc.

ERISA Litigation
in Illinois on November 14, 2011 presented by ABA Joint Committee on Employee Benefits

Executive Compensation
in New York on November 7, 2011 presented by ABA Joint Committee on Employee Benefits

Hardships, In-service & Elective Deferrals Distributions
Nationwide on August 25, 2011 presented by McKay Hochman Co., Inc.

Health and Welfare Benefit Plans
in District of Columbia on October 31, 2011 presented by ABA Joint Committee on Employee Benefits

The Nuts and Bolts of Reporting and Disclosure Rules for Employee Benefit Plans
Nationwide on August 30, 2011 presented by ABA Joint Committee on Employee Benefits


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Is Dividing a Company the Way to Beat the Affordable Care Act?
"The thrust of [the McKinsey consultants'] advice is to find ways to wean lower-wage employees off employer-sponsored coverage while keeping higher-wage employees, who won't be eligible for subsidies, insured." (The New York Times; free registration required)


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States Seek Reinstatement of Missouri Suit That Claims Reform Measure Is Unconstitutional
"The states that joined Texas in the amicus brief for the Missouri suit are Florida, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin." (Bloomberg LP via Treasury & Risk)

States Implement Health Reform Provisions
"[The target page contains] a summary of some of the state actions through the end of June 2011 . . . ." (Wolters Kluwer Law & Business)

Health Care Reform Update, July 18, 2011
"Read this week's update on health care reform legislation, regulations, and initiatives." (ML Strategies, LLC)

Panel Recommends Insurance Coverage for Contraception
"Administration officials, who say they hope to act on the recommendations by Aug. 1, are receptive to the idea of removing cost as a barrier to birth control—a longtime goal of advocates for women's rights and experts on women's health." (The New York Times; free registration required)

IOM Recommends Free Birth Control for All
"American women ought to be able to get their birth control for free, according to a new report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM). The group is the latest to weigh in on which preventive services health insurers should have to offer at no cost under the new health law." (Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation)

Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, 2010
"Three measures of lack of health insurance coverage are provided: (a) uninsured at the time of interview, (b) uninsured at least part of the year prior to interview (which also includes persons uninsured for more than a year), and (c) uninsured for more than a year at the time of interview. Estimates of public and private coverage are also presented." (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention / National Center for Health Statistics)

[Opinion]
Kilpatrick Townsend Comments to IRS Concerning Form W-2 Reporting Requirements
"This comment letter is limited specifically to the treatment of on-site medical clinics under [Notice 2011-28.]." (Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP)

Benefits in General; Executive Compensation

Electronic Disclosure by Employee Benefit Plans: Responses to EBSA's Request for Information
"The Labor Department's request for information [set] forth 30 specific questions on a broad range of topics related to electronic distribution of benefit plan information." (U.S. Employee Benefits Security Administration)

Gang Of Six Deficit Plan: Executive Summary
"The plan uses a two-step legislative process: (1) an initial bill that makes immediate cuts; and (2) a process for a second bill to enact comprehensive reform and put our nation on a stable fiscal path." (Gang of Six via Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation)

Housing, Moving Assistance Provided by Corporations Low This Year
"Help with everything from selling a previous home to lump-sum relocation payments and temporary relocation help saw continued declines, according to a recent poll of human resource managers at major corporations conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management, or SHRM." (msnbc.com)

Gang of 6 Deficit Effort Gains Momentum with Plan to Cut the Deficit by More Than $4 Tril.lion Over the Coming Decade
"More than $1 tril.lion of the deficit cuts would come from tax increases reaped as Congress overhauls the loophole-choked U.S. tax code. It would also repeal a long-term health care program established under the last year's health overhaul and force up to $500 bil.lion in cuts from federal health care programs over the upcoming decade . . . ." (BenefitsPro)

Press Releases

Sugar Hill, Ga., Custom Woodworking Company Agrees To Restore $16,000 To Pension Plan Following US Labor Department Investigation
(U.S. Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA))

US Labor Department Sues Plymouth, Minn.-Based Mirror Factory And Owners To Restore More Than $14,000 To Company’S 401(k) Plan
(U.S. Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA))

Aetna to Acquire PayFlex
(Aetna)

FutureOffice Network 2.0 for Sales and Service Product is Released to Applause across the United States
(FutureOffice Network)

Mercer to Acquire Mahoney & Associates
(Mercer)

Russell Continues Expansion of Institutional DC Team
(Russell Investments)

BASE HRA+ Is Helping Companies to Save as Much as 50% on Insurance Premiums
(BASE)

Securian Solves Revenue Sharing Fiduciary Issues
(Securian Financial Group)

Hutchens Investment and New Leaf Asset Management Merge
(Hutchens Investment Management)



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