Pension and Benefits NetNews – September 9, 2014

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Employee Benefits Management News

  • California gets on board with ACA waiting period rule
  • IRS releases draft instructions for ACA reporting forms
  • Enrollees are increasingly satisfied with consumer-driven health plans
  • Full D.C. appellate panel to rehear decision striking ACA premium subsidies

Pension Plan Guide News

  • IRS releases 4th quarter update to Priority Guidance Plan
  • DOL obtains judgment restoring nearly $13,000 in employee contributions to company’s SIMPLE IRA
  • Employee contributions restored to 401(k) plan

Employee Benefits Management News

California gets on board with ACA waiting period rule

Effective January 1, 2015, California state law regarding waiting periods for health care coverage will conform to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) waiting period limit. For more information, see ¶2080A.

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IRS releases draft instructions for ACA reporting forms

The IRS has released draft instructions for Forms 1095-A, 1094-B, 1095-B, 1094-C and 1095-C. These forms are used for reporting medical care coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). For details, see ¶2080B.

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Enrollees are increasingly satisfied with consumer-driven health plans

According to the latest data from the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI), the overall satisfaction rate among consumer-driven health plan (CDHP) enrollees is gradually increasing, while it is gradually decreasing among traditional enrollees. For more information, see ¶2080C.

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Full D.C. appellate panel to rehear decision striking ACA premium subsidies

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has granted a petition for a rehearing en banc of Halbig v. Burwell, in which three of the court’s judges reversed a district court’s ruling that the ACA’s premium subsidies apply to both state-operated and federally-established Exchanges. For more information, see ¶2080D.

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Pension Plan Guide News

IRS releases 4th quarter update to Priority Guidance Plan

The IRS and Treasury Department have released the fourth quarter update to the 2013-2014 Priority Guidance Plan. For more information, see ¶130H.

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DOL obtains judgment restoring nearly $13,000 in employee contributions to company’s SIMPLE IRA

The Labor Department has obtained a judgment restoring nearly $13,000 in employee contributions to the SIMPLE IRA of a Bristol, Va. Company. For more information, see ¶130C.

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Employee contributions restored to 401(k) plan

An employer in North Carolina has agreed to restore withheld employee contributions to the company 401(k) plan. For details, see ¶130G.

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