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RISE and SHINE - The Senate’s Initial Response to House-Passed SECURE 2.0

USA - June 16 2022 On March 29, 2022, the House of Representatives passed the Securing a Strong Retirement Act of 2022 (SECURE 2.0, HR 2954). SECURE 2.0 is a…

Crypto, SDBAs, and Your 401(k) Plan: What Now?

USA - May 17 2022 Just over a month ago, we wrote about the Department of Labor’s guidance on cryptocurrency as a 401(k) investment option, and the landscape has…

Dealing With Undocumented Workers In ERISA Plans

USA - May 13 2022 Whether because of the tight U.S. labor market or flawed onboarding processes, many undocumented workers are becoming participants and accruing…

Transparency in Coverage Enforcement

USA - May 2 2022 On April 19, 2022, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury issued additional guidance under the Transparency in…

District Court Upholds New York City Hotel Severance Law

USA - April 26 2022 In a decision of great import to the New York City hospitality industry, a federal court has held that a New York City statute mandating payment of…

Ohio’s Surprise Billing Law - Impact on Health Plans

USA - April 19 2022 Ohio’s Surprise Billing Law, R.C. § 3902.51, became effective January 12, 2022, but its impact on health plans is still evolving. The law strives to…

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…