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Supreme Court changes landscape with DOMA decision- a primer for employee benefit plans

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 28 2013

For the second summer in a row, the United States Supreme Court has issued a landmark ruling affecting employee benefits. Last summer, it was the

Final HIPAA omnibus rules require attention

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 19 2013

The time has come to take out and refresh those business associate agreements, HIPAA privacy and security compliance manuals, and HIPAA privacy

2013 benefit limits

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 14 2013

The IRS and the Social Security Administration have announced the cost-of-living adjustments for various benefit plan limits for 2013. Limits

Mandatory fees on health plan insurers and plan sponsors to fund research

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 18 2012

Last week, the Internal Revenue Service issued proposed regulations on the fees imposed on specified health insurance issuers and plan sponsors of self-funded health plans under the Affordable Care Act to help fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Future guidance outlined for automatic enrollment, employer responsibilities and waiting periods

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 23 2012

This month, the Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury released yet another page from their Affordable Care Act playbook in substantially identical forms

Final summary of benefits and coverage rules a rocky compliance road for employer plans

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 20 2012

On February 14th the Departments of Treasury, Labor and Health and Human Services (the Departments) issued final regulations regarding the Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) Rules under the Affordable Care Act

Information statements due by January 31, 2012 for ISO exercises and ESPP stock transfers

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 20 2012

No later than January 31, 2012, employers must provide information statements to their employees to report exercises of incentive stock options (ISOs) and transfers of stock under employee stock purchase plans (ESPPs) that occurred during 2011

New guidance issued for reporting the cost of health coverage on Forms W-2

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 9 2012

In March of 2011, the Internal Revenue Service (Service) issued Notice 2011-28 which provided interim guidance regarding the informational reporting to employees of their employer-sponsored group health plan coverage (the 2011 Notice

2012 benefit limits

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 3 2012

The IRS and the Social Security Administration have announced the cost-of-living adjustments for various benefit plan limits for 2012

Dol raises the stakes for the audit quality initiative

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 1 2011

The Department of Labor’s (DOL) initiative to review the quality of employee benefit plan financial audits has been in place for many years, but there are signs that it has recently intensified