Pension and Benefits NetNews – November 18, 2014

 

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Employee Benefits Management News

  • EEOC is urged to drop Honeywell wellness program suit
  • Supreme Court agrees to hear challenge to health insurance subsidies
  • Cash is not king for employers’ reimbursement of individual policy purchases
  • D.C. Circuit delays hearing of health insurance subsidy challenge

Pension Plan Guide News

  • IRS clarifies application of once-a-year limit on IRA rollovers
  • EBSA issues revisions to Form 5500 to reflect reporting changes for multiple-employer plans
  • IRS provides tips on savers credit

Employee Benefits Management News

EEOC is urged to drop Honeywell wellness program suit

The HR Policy Association, representing Chief Human Resource Officers of more than 360 of the nation’s largest employers, has urged the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to drop its suit against Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell) for violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). For more information, see ¶2081X.

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Supreme Court agrees to hear challenge to health insurance subsidies

The U.S. Supreme Court has issued an order granting review of whether tax credits used to offset the cost of insurance policies purchased on Exchanges under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) applies only in the consumer marketplaces set up by 16 states, and not at federally-run sites in 34 states. For details, see ¶2081Y.

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Cash is not king for employers’ reimbursement of individual policy purchases

Whether certain premium reimbursement arrangements comply with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the topic of the most recent Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding ACA implementation. For more information, see ¶2081Z.

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D.C. Circuit delays hearing of health insurance subsidy challenge

The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has postponed a hearing in a challenge to IRS regulations extending the Code Sec. 36B premium assistance tax credit to individuals in state-run Health Insurance Marketplaces as well as federally facilitated Marketplaces. For more information, see ¶2082C.

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Pension Plan Guide News

IRS clarifies application of once-a-year limit on IRA rollovers

The IRS has issued follow-up guidance that clarifies the application of the one-per-year limit on individual retirement account (IRA) rollovers. For more information, see ¶17,097T-92.

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EBSA issues revisions to Form 5500 to reflect reporting changes for multiple-employer plans

EBSA has issued interim final rules describing revisions to the Form 5500 and Form 5500-SF to implement annual reporting changes for multiple-employer plans required by The Cooperative and Small Employer Charity Pension Flexibility (CESC) Act (P.L. 113-97). For more information, see ¶19,981Z-45.

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IRS provides tips on savers credit

In a news release, the IRS describes how the savers credit helps low- and moderate-income workers save for retirement. For more information, see ¶131O.

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