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Do Employers Now Have to Offer Affordable Family Coverage?

USA - April 11 2022 In furtherance of the Biden Administration’s January 28, 2021, Executive Order 14009 and April 5, 2022, Executive Order 14070 to protect and…

Happy National Employee Benefits Day - - April 5, 2022!!

USA - April 5 2022 Last year about this time, we wrote of how far we had come collectively in the world of employee benefits roughly one year after the onset of the…

SECURE 2.0 - What Employers Need to Know

USA - April 5 2022 On March 29, 2022, the House of Representatives passed the Securing a Strong Retirement Act of 2022 (“SECURE 2.0”, HR 2954). The vote was largely…

New Jersey Requires Employers to Make a Retirement Savings Vehicle Available to Employees

USA - April 4 2022 In an effort to close the gap in retirement savings across the state, Governor Phil Murphy signed the New Jersey Secure Choice Savings Program Act…

Is Crypto Too Cryptic for Your 401(k) Plan?

USA - March 21 2022 It started sometime last year and, in hindsight, was inevitable. Clients with 401(k) plans and a crypto-savvy employee population began asking…

Court Strikes Down a Portion of the No Surprises Act Interim Regulations

USA - March 3 2022 While health plans, insurers, and providers are busy understanding and implementing the new requirements under the No Surprises Act, a U.S. District…

A Brief Status Report On COBRA

USA - February 11 2022 The normal difficulties that employers have adhering to the technical requirements of COBRA have been exacerbated during the past two years as COBRA…

More Clarity Regarding Employer Mandates for At-Home COVID-19 Testing

USA - February 7 2022 As employers and insurers continue to establish programs to enable participants in group health plans to receive at-home COVID-19 tests at no cost…

Private Equity Investments In 401(K) Plans - The DOL Says Not So Fast

USA - February 4 2022 Hot button ERISA fiduciary issues remain a focus for investment committees of 401(k) plans in 2022. From “excessive” fee litigation - including…

The 2021 Mental Health Parity Grades Are In - Everybody Failed

USA - February 1 2022 Most group health plan sponsors understand that the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) requires that coverage for mental health…