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9/6/2006 through 12/31/2010   |   View newer issues

Issue Date ArticleTitle
248 12/7/2010 2011 Limits: Qualified Transportation and Medicare Parts A and B
247 12/7/2010 Retirement Plan Reminders
246 11/9/2010 2011 limits applicable to MSAs, LTC premium, adoption assistance programs and Social Security
245 11/9/2010 2011 Pension and Retirement Plan Limits
244 11/9/2010 Participant Level Fee Disclosure Regulations Finalized
243 11/9/2010 Plan Communication Important
242 10/15/2010 Notice Reminders: Medicare Part D
241 10/15/2010 Highlights of the Small Business Jobs Act
240 9/9/2010 VCP Relief for Sponsors of Pre-Approved Defined Contribution Plans
239 9/9/2010 IRS COBRA Subsidy FAQs Updated
238 8/6/2010 Mandatory Medicare Reporting for HRAs Clarified
237 8/5/2010 COBRA Subsidy Expired
236 8/5/2010 More HIPAA Privacy Rules Proposed
235 8/5/2010 Retirement Plan Fee Disclosure Continuum
234 7/12/2010 MHPAEA: Welcomed Non-enforcement Guidance
233 7/12/2010 FMLA Broadened for Parents
232 6/7/2010 Updated Information: Mandatory Medicare Reporting for HRAs
231 6/7/2010 No Change in Cost of Living Adjustments for HSAs
230 6/7/2010 IRS’ Compliance Questionnaire: 401(k) Plans
229 5/4/2010 Medicare Part D – 2011 Benefit Limits
228 5/4/2010 A Confidentiality Reminder
227 5/4/2010 TRICARE Secondary Payor Rules: Final Regulations Issued
226 5/4/2010 COBRA Subsidy Extension: Revised Model COBRA Notices and Other Updated Information
225 4/16/2010 COBRA Subsidy Extended….Again!
224 4/15/2010 San Francisco: Annual Health Care Ordinance Reporting Reminders and Expenditure Rates for 2011
223 4/15/2010 Reminder: Triennial HIPAA Privacy Notice Obligation
222 4/15/2010 Dependent Coverage: A Bit of Tax Relief
221 4/15/2010 New Tax Benefits for Hiring New Workers
220 3/4/2010 Medicaid/CHIP Premium Assistance Notice Issued
219 3/4/2010 April 30th: An Important Date for Prototype Plan Adopters
218 3/4/2010 DOL Issues Proposed Investment Advice Regulations
217 3/4/2010 COBRA Subsidy Extension
216 2/3/2010 Medicare Part D Reminder: Annual Disclosure Notice to CMS
215 2/3/2010 IRS Guidance: HEART Act
214 2/3/2010 DOL Issues Final Safe Harbor Rules on Employee Contributions to Small Pension and Welfare Plans
213 2/3/2010 Timing of Taking the COBRA Subsidy Credit
212 2/3/2010 Alas! MHPAEA Regulations
211 1/7/2010 IRS Provides Relief for NQDC Plan Document Failures
210 1/7/2010 Extension of Deadline to Adopt Certain Retirement Plan Amendments
209 1/7/2010 Delayed Effective Date for Debit/Credit/Smart Cards Used for Qualified Transportation Expenses
208 1/7/2010 Updated IRS Publications
207 1/7/2010 2009 Form M-1 Filing
206 1/7/2010 COBRA Subsidy Extended
205 12/3/2009 IRS Pilot Project Aims to Reduce Identity Theft
204 12/3/2009 DOL Investment Advice Withdrawn Altogether
203 12/3/2009 DOL Updates its Employment Guide
202 12/3/2009 Retiree Health Plan Flexibility Under Fire
201 12/3/2009 Form 5500 Updates
200 11/5/2009 2010 COLAs – Various Benefits, Social Security and Medicare
199 11/5/2009 2010 Retirement Plan COLAs
198 11/5/2009 Notice Reminders: Medicare Part D
197 11/5/2009 Civil Penalties for HiTech Violations
196 11/5/2009 Pandemic H1N1 Planning
195 11/5/2009 Revised EEOC Poster Includes ADAA and GINA Provisions
194 11/5/2009 Welfare Benefit Plan Violations: Self-Reporting Required
193 11/5/2009 Expansion of FMLA Leave for Military Families
192 11/5/2009 COBRA Subsidy Extensions Proposed
191 10/8/2009 HSA Comparability Rules Clarified
190 10/8/2009 The Enforcers….Are You Ready?
189 10/8/2009 New Retirement and Savings Initiatives
188 9/10/2009 DOL COBRA Subsidy Reminders
187 9/10/2009 Massachusetts Proposes Changes to Fair Share Contribution Requirements
186 9/10/2009 Breach Notification Rules Issued
185 8/7/2009 CMS Clarifies Medicare Mandatory Reporting Requirement for HRAs
184 8/7/2009 403(b) Filing Relief
183 8/7/2009 Red Flags Rules: Delayed in Part, Explained in Part
182 7/8/2009 Qualified Plan Compliance Tools Available
181 7/8/2009 401(k) Safe Harbor Plans: Limited Relief
180 7/8/2009 ARRA’s COBRA Subsidy: Further Guidance
179 6/8/2009 Investment Advice Regulations Postponed…Yet Again!
178 6/8/2009 California’s Same-sex Marriage Ban Upheld
177 6/8/2009 Health Savings Accounts: 2010 Cost of Living Adjustments
176 6/8/2009 COBRA Subsidy Appeals Process Established
175 6/8/2009 Health Risk Assessments: Where Do They Stand?
174 5/7/2009 Medicare Part D – 2010 Benefit Limits
173 5/7/2009 San Francisco: Health Care Ordinance Updates
172 5/7/2009 Iowa, Maine and Vermont Allow Same-sex Marriage
171 5/7/2009 Pandemic Flu Basics
170 4/7/2009 San Francisco: Mandatory Annual Reporting Requirement Due April 30, 2009
169 4/7/2009 Investment Advice Regulations Postponed Again
168 4/7/2009 Triennial HIPAA Privacy Notice Obligation
167 4/7/2009 Medicare Mandatory Insurance Reporting
166 4/7/2009 COBRA Subsidy Guidance from the IRS
165 3/9/2009 Qualified Transportation Subsidy
164 3/9/2009 COBRA Subsidy - Information Support
163 3/9/2009 Genetic Nondiscrimination Regulations - Proposed
162 3/9/2009 New HIPAA Special Enrollment
161 3/9/2009 Retirement Plan, Automatic Contribution Regulations – Issued
160 2/2/2009 Supreme Court Says “Yes” To Beneficiary Designation Reliance
159 2/2/2009 Massachusetts Fair Share Filing - Streamlined
158 2/2/2009 New Medicare Part-D Notices – Again?
157 2/2/2009 More COBRA?
156 2/2/2009 Investment Advice, Regulations – Final?
155 1/13/2009 San Francisco: 2009 Health Care Expenditure Rates
154 1/13/2009 Massachusetts: 2009 Employee HIRD Forms
153 1/13/2009 Updated IRS and DOL Publications & Forms
152 1/13/2009 DOL Issues Final Civil Penalty Rules
151 1/13/2009 New FMLA Forms Posted on DOL’s Website
150 1/13/2009 Extension of Written Plan Document for 403(b) Plans
149 1/13/2009 New Pension Relief Law
148 12/10/2008 Massachusetts: How to be MCC-Compliant
147 12/10/2008 DOL Guidance Relating to ERISA’s Bonding Requirement
146 12/10/2008 Final FMLA Regulations
145 11/6/2008 2009 Cost of Living Adjustments Applicable to Various IRS Benefits, Social Security, and Medicare
144 11/6/2008 2009 Retirement Plan COLAS
143 11/6/2008 San Francisco’s Health Care Ordinance Challenged Again
142 11/6/2008 Agencies Finalize Rules on Maternity Hospital Length of Stay
141 11/6/2008 Qualifying Child Redefined… Again!
140 11/6/2008 Notice Reminders: Medicare Part D
139 10/12/2008 ADA Amended
138 10/12/2008 Massachusetts Fair Share Requirement Relaxed?
137 10/12/2008 San Francisco’s Health Care Ordinance Stands
136 10/12/2008 HEART Act FSA Cash-out Explained
135 10/12/2008 Health Coverage Rights for Students on Medical Leave: “Michelle’s Law”
134 10/12/2008 Mental Health Benefits Expanded
133 9/4/2008 Proposed Rules: Investment Advice Exemption for 401(K) Plans and IRAS
132 9/4/2008 New CMS Website for Medicare Payer Reporting
131 9/4/2008 San Francisco: New Commuter Benefit Mandate
130 8/5/2008 Recent Noteworthy Court Decisions
129 8/5/2008 New HSA Proposed Rules - Employer Contributions and Excise Tax
128 8/5/2008 Coming Soon: New Participant Disclosure
127 7/9/2008 Benefits issues and Same-sex Marriages
126 7/9/2008 “HEROES Act” Signed into Law
125 7/9/2008 A Potpourri of HSA Guidance
124 7/9/2008 CMS Issues New Updated Medicare Part D Notices
123 6/4/2008 Legislative Watch: “HEROES Act”
122 6/4/2008 New Law Prohibits Genetic Discrimination
121 6/4/2008 HSA Limits for 2009
120 5/12/2008 Economic Stimulus Payment: What To Do?
119 5/12/2008 HSA Comparability Rules – Finalized
118 5/12/2008 Medicare Part D – 2009 Benefit Limits
117 4/3/2008 Retiree Health And Medicare Coordination – The Final Chapter
116 4/3/2008 Employer Coverage? TRICARE? Beware!
115 3/11/2008 Supreme Court: Participant Can Sue for Breach of Fiduciary Duty
114 3/11/2008 Safe Harbor for Placing Participant Contributions in Small Plans
113 3/11/2008 Compliance Checklist for Wellness Programs
112 3/11/2008 New Proposed FMLA Regulations
111 2/6/2008 Benefit Plan Eligibility: Your Opportunity to Clean House
110 2/6/2008 FMLA Brings Benefits to Military Families
109 1/10/2008 New Proposed Regulations
108 1/10/2008 New Medicare Reporting Obligations
107 1/10/2008 Retiree Health and Age Discrimination…the Final Scene?
106 12/6/2007 Enforcement of Revised Form I-9
105 12/6/2007 IRS Issues Model 403(b) Plan
104 12/6/2007 PPA Notices…Re-Visited Again!
103 11/5/2007 2008 Cost of Living Adjustments
102 11/5/2007 Delay of 409A Implementation
101 11/5/2007 PPA Notices Re-visited
100 11/5/2007 Medicare Part D Notice: Don't Forget!
99 10/9/2007 Medicare Premiums and Deductibles for 2008
98 10/9/2007 Health Care Reform and the 2008 Presidential Campaign
97 10/9/2007 409A Documentation Limited Relief
96 10/9/2007 Time Now for New Massachusetts Filings by Employers
95 9/11/2007 Dependent Child Conundrum
94 8/7/2007 403(b) Plans: ERISA Exemption?
93 8/7/2007 403(b) Plans: Are You Ready for Some Fun?
92 7/5/2007 Federal Minimum Wage Update
91 7/5/2007 Note to Employers Seeking Medicare Retiree Drug Subsidy: Reconciliation
90 7/5/2007 Retiree Health Coordination on the Move Again?
89 7/5/2007 Massachusetts Health Care Reform Law: Employer Obligations At-A-Glance
88 6/5/2007 Massachusetts Employers: A New Cafeteria Plan Requirement
87 6/5/2007 Electronic Form 5500 Filing Requirement Delayed
86 6/5/2007 2008 HSA Cost-of-Living Adjustments
85 6/5/2007 HSA Guidance Again: Comparability Rules Re-Visited
84 5/3/2007 Medicare Part D – 2008 Benefit Limits
83 5/3/2007 Rash of Regulations Issued
82 5/2/2007 Employers Beware: Comply with Plan Terms
81 4/2/2007 The National Provider Identifier
80 4/2/2007 New Medicare Part D Disclosure Notices
79 3/1/2007 Small Health Plans: Triennial HIPAA Privacy Notice Obligation
78 3/1/2007 Investment Advice Guidance
77 3/1/2007 Qualified HSA Rollovers
76 2/1/2007 More PPA Guidance
75 2/1/2007 Health Care on the Front Burner
74 1/4/2007 Substantiation of Medical Expenses via Debit Cards
73 1/4/2007 Group Health Plan Compliance Audit
72 1/4/2007 DOL Offers Guidance on Benefit Statement Distribution
71 12/5/2006 2007 Cost-of-Living Adjustments for HSAs, MSAs and Other Benefits
70 12/5/2006 Smartcards and Debit Cards Allowed for Qualified Transportation Expenses
69 12/5/2006 Important: New Notice Requirements for Defined Contribution Plans
68 11/1/2006 2007 Cost of Living Adjustments
67 11/1/2006 Interactive Website for Compliance Assistance
66 11/1/2006 Reminder: Annual Medicare Part D Notices
65 11/1/2006 New Tricare Provisions Affect Group Health Plans
64 11/1/2006 More Guidance Relating to Electronic Notices and Elections
63 10/4/2006 Medicare Premiums and Deductibles for 2007
62 10/4/2006 Projected 2007 Cost of Living Adjustments for Certain Benefit Plans
61 10/4/2006 Default Investments: Great Expectations
60 9/6/2006 Tax-Favored Medical Accounts - Pay the Right Party
59 9/6/2006 HSA Guidance Again! Comparability Rules
58 9/6/2006 PPA: Pretty Powerful Act for Pension Protection?


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