Pension & Benefits NetNews – August 20, 2013

 

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Employee Benefits Management News

  • Obama administration launches educational health care website for business owners
  • IRS issues final regulations on disclosure of return information for health exchanges
  • Expert addresses state exchange concerns of small businesses
  • Same-sex spouse FMLA rights are clarified by DOL

Pension Plan Guide News

  • PBGC approves plan amendment providing for special withdrawal liability rules
  • DOL extends deadline for nominations to ERISA Advisory Council to September 6
  • DOL obtains consent judgment against trustee of two DB plans

Employee Benefits Management News

Obama administration launches educational health care website for business owners

The Obama administration announced the launch of Business.USA.gov/healthcare, a website designed to provide information to employers to help businesses understand the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). For details, see ¶2069Q.

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IRS issues final regulations on disclosure of return information for health exchanges

Regulations relating to the disclosure of return information under Code Sec. 6103(l)(21), as enacted by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), have been adopted. For more information, see ¶2069S.

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Expert addresses state exchange concerns of small businesses

Many small business owners are concerned about upcoming changes resulting from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), and the resulting implications regarding their healthcare coverage responsibilities to their employees. To explain what the changes are, and how they will impact small business in the next few years, Wolters Kluwer interviewed Pat Haraden, Principal at Longfellow Benefits, Boston. For more information, see ¶2069T.

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Same-sex spouse FMLA rights are clarified by DOL

The Department of Labor recently revised guidance on its website that clarifies that same-sex spouses may be eligible for Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave to care for a seriously ill spouse or for activities related to a spouse’s military deployment. For more information, see ¶2069U.

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Pension Plan Guide News

PBGC approves plan amendment providing for special withdrawal liability

The PBGC has approved a request from I.A.M. National Pension Fund National Pension Plan for a plan amendment providing for special withdrawal liability rules. For more information, see ¶122P.

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DOL extends deadline for nominations to ERISA Advisory Council to September 6

The Department of Labor has extended the deadline for nominations to fill five 3-year vacancies on the ERISA Advisory Council to September 6, 2013. For more information, see ¶122Q.

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DOL obtains consent judgment against trustee of two DB plans

Trustee of defunct New York City garment companies’ pension plans settles US Labor Department suit alleging misuse of more than $4.2 million in plan assets. For more information, see ¶122O.

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