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2021 Appropriations Bill Includes New and Expanded Relief for Employee Benefit Plans

USA - January 12 2021 The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (the “Act”) was passed and signed into law in late December 2020. In addition to funding for the current…

Jessica N. Agostinho.

Actual Knowledge under the Supreme Court’s Intel Decision: Can the DOL’s New Electronic Disclosure Regulations Bridge the Divide?

USA - June 10 2020 Under ERISA, a plaintiff must file a lawsuit within six years of an alleged breach of fiduciary duty, or within three years if the plaintiff had…

David Mustone, Jessica N. Agostinho, Kelly A. Ultis, L. Scott Austin.

At Last! DOL Issues New Electronic Disclosure Safe Harbor for Retirement Plans

USA - June 10 2020 On May 27, 2020, the US Department of Labor (DOL) published its much anticipated final rule addressing the new safe harbor for the electronic…

David Mustone, Jessica N. Agostinho, Kelly A. Ultis, L. Scott Austin.

IRS Issues Section 125 Plan Relief to Address COVID-19 Concerns

USA - May 19 2020 Consistent with prior notices offering relief for plan sponsors and participants due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)…

Jessica N. Agostinho, Kelly A. Ultis, L. Scott Austin.

DOL and Treasury Issue Extended Deadlines for Employee Benefit Plans Due To COVID-19

USA - May 11 2020 The U.S. Departments of Labor (DOL) and Treasury issued joint guidance on April 28 extending deadlines for COBRA, special enrollment periods, benefit…

Jessica N. Agostinho, Kelly A. Ultis.