Monthly Archives: August 2013

All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Must Be Recognized for Federal Tax Purposes

The rule will allow retirement plan sponsors to begin moving forward on properly applying the definitions of “spouse” and “marriage” in the administration of their retirement plans in light of Windsor. Continue reading

Posted in Health & Welfare, News & Updates, Retirement

Here Comes the Unaffordable Careless Act

The president certainly did not promote the Affordable Care Act by promising it would mean more part-time and fewer full-time jobs. Yet that is one of its unanticipated consequences. Continue reading

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Health Insurance Marketplace Notice: FAQ

The Department of Labor issued model notices employers may use to satisfy this notice obligation. This publication is designed to answer common questions relating to an employer’s obligation to complete and distribute the Marketplace Notice. Continue reading

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Covered California Announces Health Insurance Plans for Small Businesses

Covered California™, the state’s new health benefit exchange, announced the insurance carriers and rates for its small-group market, the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP). Continue reading

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UPS cuts insurance to 15,000 spouses, blames Obamacare

United Parcel Service is planning to drop 15,000 workers’ spouses from its health insurance plan, citing higher costs due to Obamacare. Continue reading

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8 reasons for employers to keep their PPACA guard up

Here’s what the national law firm Bryan Cave had to say about which PPACA provisions remain in effect for employers in the year ahead. Continue reading

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Penn State Employees Protest Wellness Effort

Petition Calls for Cancellation of Program That Asks Workers to Provide Health Information or Face Penalties
of Up to $1,200 a year Continue reading

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Use Technology to Help Manage Health Reform Compliance

Is my current human resources technology sufficient to support our increased administration needs? Continue reading

Posted in Executive Benefits

Private Equity & Employee Benefits

Learn how a recent federal appeals court case could impact private equity funds and their portfolio companies for purposes of controlled group determinations under ERISA and maybe the federal Tax Code. Continue reading

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California exchange signs up 12 insurers, loses Ventura County plan

California signed contracts with 12 health insurers for its new state-run marketplace, but the Ventura County Health Care Plan unexpectedly dropped out. Continue reading

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