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HHS Fact Sheet on Your Employees’ and Clients’ Rights under HIPAA to Access their Health Information

USA - March 1 2016 The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), Public Law 104-191, contains extensive rules designed to limit access by…

Craig B. Simonsen

DOL’s proposed rule on fiduciaries

USA - June 12 2015 On April 14, 2015, the DOL issued a new proposed rule to expand the definition of "fiduciary" under ERISA. This is the second time in recent years…

IRS provides temporary nondiscrimination relief for certain “closed” defined benefit plans

USA - January 27 2014 On December 13, 2013, the IRS issued Notice 2014-5, which provides temporary relief from the Internal Revenue Code's nondiscrimination rules for…

Year-end Budget Act includes PBGC premium increases for 2015 and 2016

USA - January 21 2014 On December 26, 2013, President Obama signed into law the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 ("Budget Act"), which increases PBGC premiums for single…

U.S. Supreme Court ruling affects benefits for same-gender spouses

USA - June 28 2013 Wednesday's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in United States v. Windsor striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) has many…

Durward James Gehring, Joy Sellstrom, Fredric S. Singerman