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Impact of updated fiduciary investment advice definition on large plans
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • May 5 2015

On April 14, 2015, The Department of Labor ("DOL") re-issued proposed regulations (the "Proposed Regulations") that would expand the definition of


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


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