Pension & Benefits NetNews – February 26, 2013

 

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Employee Benefits Management News

  • IRS provides updated FAQs about small business health care tax credit
  • SIFL rates issued for the first half of 2013
  • HHS finalizes rule outlining EHB and minimum value standards
  • EBSA’s latest set of FAQs about ACA address coverage of preventive services

Pension Plan Guide News

  • DOL extends comment period for proposed amendments to PTE 2006-06
  • IRS provides tax relief to victims of severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in Mississippi
  • PBGC issues rates for valuing lump-sum, annuity payments for March 2013; variable rates for February 2013

Employee Benefits Management News

IRS provides updated FAQs about small business health care tax credit

The IRS has provided Questions and Answers on four aspects of the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit. For details, see ¶2064Z.

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SIFL rates issued for the first half of 2013

The Department of Transportation has released the applicable terminal charge and standard industry fare level (SIFL) mileage rates for January 1, 2013, through June 30, 2013. For the rates, see ¶2065A.

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HHS finalizes rule outlining EHB and minimum value standards

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued final regulations that outline health insurance issuer standards for essential health benefits (EHBs) as applicable to non-grandfathered health insurance coverage in the individual or small group markets. For more information, see ¶2065B.

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EBSA’s latest set of FAQs about ACA address coverage of preventive services

EBSA issued another set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on February 20, 2013. Among other issues, these FAQs address the coverage of preventive services. For more information, see ¶2065C.

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Pension Plan Guide News

DOL extends comment period for proposed amendments to PTE 2006-06

The Department of Labor is extending the comment period for proposed amendments to Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption 2006-06, which deals with abandoned individual account plans. For more information, see ¶119C.

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IRS provides tax relief to victims of severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in Mississippi

The IRS is postponing certain tax deadlines, including the filing of Form 5500s, for taxpayers who reside or have a business in those counties in Mississippi that were affected by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding on February 10, 2013. For more information, see ¶119D.

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PBGC issues rates for valuing lump-sum, annuity payments for March 2013; variable rates for February 2013

The PBGC has posted to its website the immediate interest rate for valuing lump-sum and annuity payments for March 2013 and the spot first, second, and third segment rates for determining the variable rate premium amount for premium payment years beginning in February 2013. For more information, see ¶119E.

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