Pension and Benefits NetNews – December 17, 2013

 

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Employee Benefits Management News

  • IRS issues final regulations on implementation of additional Medicare tax
  • IRS releases 2014 standard mileage rates
  • Complying with business aggregation rules for ACA’s employer mandate could be complicated and confusing, hearing witnesses say
  • Survey reveals employees are more active in managing their health after enrolling in HSAs

Pension Plan Guide News

  • EBSA, IRS, PBGC issue informational copies of 2013 Form 5500 series
  • IRS clarifies rules applicable to in-plan rollovers to designated Roth accounts
  • Budget deal would increase PBGC premiums

Employee Benefits Management News

IRS issues final regulations on implementation of additional Medicare

The IRS has issued final regulations relating to the additional Medicare tax imposed on income above certain threshold amounts, as added by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010. For details, see ¶2072X.

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IRS releases 2014 standard mileage rates

The IRS has released the 2014 optional standard mileage rates that employees, self-employed individuals, and other taxpayers can use to compute deductible costs of operating automobiles (including vans, pickups and panel trucks) for business, medical, moving and charitable purposes. For the rates, see ¶2072Y.

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Complying with business aggregation rules for ACA’s employer mandate could be complicated and confusing, hearing witnesses say

The House Small Business Committee recently examined the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) application of the business aggregation rules and the concerns they raise for small businesses at a December 4 hearing titled, The Health Care Law: The Effect of the Business Aggregation Rules on Small Employers. For more information, see ¶2072Z.

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Survey reveals employees are more active in managing their health after enrolling in HSAs

Employees who contribute to health savings accounts (HSAs) generally become more engaged in managing their health after enrolling, according to a survey conducted by Buck Consultants. For more information, see ¶2073A.

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Pension Plan Guide News

EBSA, IRS, PBGC issue informational copies of 2013 Form 5500 series

The EBSA, IRS, and PBGC have issued advance informational copies of the 2013 Form 5500 series, including instructions. For more information, see ¶125B.

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IRS clarifies rules applicable to in-plan rollovers to designated Roth accounts

The IRS has issued guidance clarifying the rules governing in-plan rollovers of otherwise nondistributable amounts to designated Roth accounts in 401(k), 403(b), and governmental 457(b) plans (i.e., in-plan rollovers). For more information, see ¶17,152T.

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Budget deal would increase PBGC premiums

Under a budget agreement reached between Senate budget Committee chairman Patty Murray (D-WA) and House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI), both flat-rate and variable-rate PBGC premiums would increase. For more information, see ¶ 125E.

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