Pension & Benefits NetNews – January 15, 2013

 

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Employee Benefits Management News

  • Several states receive conditional approval for their health insurance exchanges
  • Survey reveals employer health strategies that are helping workers improve their health
  • Know your responsibilities for health care reform communications to employees, says Benz Communications
  • IRS issues 2013 adoption and transportation benefit COLAs

Pension Plan Guide News

  • IRS issues 2013 schedule of employee plan user fees
  • PBGC premium filings for 2013 may be electronically submitted via My PAA
  • IRS issues revised TE/GE procedures for issuing rulings

Employee Benefits Management News

Several states receive conditional approval for their health insurance exchanges

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced that more states are on track to implement the health care law and establish health insurance marketplaces, or exchanges, in their states. For details, see ¶2063U.

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Survey reveals employer health strategies that are helping workers improve their health

Most workers know what it takes to get and stay healthy, but they do not have accurate perceptions of their health and their health care programs, according to a new survey from Aon Hewitt, the National Business Group on Health, and The Futures Company. For more information, see ¶2063W.

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Know your responsibilities for health care reform communications to employees, says Benz Communications

January 1, 2014 is the date when all Americans need to have health insurance or pay a penalty. As not all Americans have access to employer-sponsored coverage or government programs, a few other provisions take effect and employers are required to help. For more information, see ¶2063X.

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IRS issues 2013 adoption and transportation benefit COLAs

The IRS has issued the latest cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) for adoption assistance and transportation benefits. For the amounts, see ¶2063Z.

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Pension Plan Guide News

IRS issues 2013 schedule of employee plan user fees

The IRS has updated its user fee schedule, generally effective February 1, 2013, for requests for various types of employee plan letter rulings and determination letters, and other matters under the jurisdiction of the Commissioner, Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division. For more information, see ¶17299u18.

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PBGC premium filings for 2013 may be electronically submitted via My PAA

Both estimated flat-rate filings and comprehensive filings for plan years beginning in 2013 may be electronically submitted via My Plan Administration Account (My PAA). For more information, see ¶118Q.

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IRS issues revised TE/GE procedures for issuing rulings

The IRS has issued its annual revenue procedure, containing revised procedures for furnishing ruling letters, information letters, etc. related to sections of the Code under the jurisdiction of the Commissioner, Tax Exempt and Government Entities (TE/GE). For more information, see ¶17299u14.

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