Pension & Benefits NetNews – February 12, 2013

 

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Employee Benefits Management News

  • Proposed rules clarify definition of religious employer under ACA’s contraceptive coverage requirement
  • Just over half of eligible part-time workers at large companies elect health care coverage, survey shows
  • DOL issues final rule expanding FMLA protections for families of eligible veterans, airline personnel
  • Eighty-seven percent of global employers believe it’s their role to manage worker health, Buck Consultants reports

Pension Plan Guide News

  • PBGC issues reportable events guidance for plan years after 2012
  • ERISA Advisory Council to meet on March 1, 2013
  • PBGC takes over company’s two pension plans and saves one pension plan

Employee Benefits Management News

Proposed rules clarify definition of religious employer under ACA’s contraceptive coverage requirement

The Department of Labor’s Employee Benefit Security Administration, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Internal Revenue Service (the Departments) have issued proposed regulations that clarify the definition of religious employer under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) no-cost sharing contraceptive coverage requirement. For details, see ¶2064P.

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Just over half of eligible part-time workers at large companies elect health care coverage, survey shows

The ADP 2012 Study of Large Employer Health Benefits has found that part-time workers eligible for health care benefits at large companies in the United States elect coverage at a significantly lower rate than full-time employees. For details, see ¶2064Q.

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DOL issues final rule expanding FMLA protections for families of eligible veterans, airline personnel

The Department of Labor has issued a final rule implementing expansion of FMLA provisions for families of certain veterans and for airline personnel. The 424-page rule was released on the 20th anniversary of the signing of the FMLA. For more information, see ¶2064R.

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Eighty-seven percent of global employers believe it’s their role to manage worker health, Buck Consultants reports

According to the latest report from Buck Consultants, A Xerox Company (Buck), employers cite their commitment to promoting health and wellness as a business strategy and show continued desire to expand health promotion initiatives. For more information, see ¶2064T.

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Pension Plan Guide News

PBGC issues reportable events guidance for plan years after 2012

The PBGC has issued a Technical Update providing guidance on compliance with the reportable events requirements of ERISA and the PBGC’s regulations for plan years after 2012. For more information, see ¶19975z33.

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ERISA Advisory Council to meet on March 1, 2013

The 165th open meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans (also known as the ERISA Advisory Council) will be held on March 1, 2013. For more information, see ¶118X.

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PBGC takes over company’s two pension plans and saves one pension plan

The PBGC has taken over Hawker Beechcraft, Inc.’s two pension plans covering salaried employees and has saved one of the company’s pension plans. For more information, see ¶119.

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