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IRS guidance on HRAs, FSAs and EAPs: plan amendments may be required

USA - October 15 2013 Among the many reforms under the Affordable Care Act ("ACA") is the prohibition on imposing annual dollar limits on essential health benefits…

Carrie E. Herrick

Fiduciary cannot use ERISA 502(a)(3) to seek equitable relief for participant

USA - June 5 2015 In Duda v. Standard Insurance Company, a recent case decided by the Federal District Court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, we are reminded…

Sarah Roe Sise

Dealing with changes to an employee’s measurement period

USA - September 30 2014 Recently the IRS issued Notice 2014-49, offering guidance for situations in which the measurement period or method applicable to an employee changes…

Carrie E. Herrick

The DOL’s ACA compliance checklist

USA - March 6 2013 The Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration recently released a self-compliance tool for group health plans, in the form of a…

Christopher J. Rylands

HIPAA audits are coming (again) – are you ready?

USA - July 3 2014 The Office of Civil Rights ("OCR") of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") is required to conduct periodic audits of compliance…

Christopher J. Rylands