Pension & Benefits NetNews – January 8, 2013

 

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Employee Benefits Management News

  • IRS issues guidance on ACA’s employer shared responsibility provisions
  • IRS issues proposed regulations on employers’ shared responsibility for health coverage under ACA
  • Taxpayer relief law contains benefits provisions
  • HHS announces first HIPAA breach settlement involving less than 500 patients

Pension Plan Guide News

  • IRS issues update of EPCRS
  • Gotbaum testifies before House subcommittee on multiemployer pension system
  • PBGC issues disaster relief for victims of Hurricane Sandy in Maryland

Employee Benefits Management News

IRS issues guidance on ACA’s employer shared responsibility provisions

The IRS issued guidance on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer shared responsibility provisions in the form of 23 questions and answers on December 28, 2012For details, see ¶2063Q.

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IRS issues proposed regulations on employers’ shared responsibility for health coverage under ACA

The IRS has released proposed regulations that provide guidance under Code Sec. 4980H with respect to an employers’ shared responsibility for employee health coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). For details, see ¶2063R.

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Taxpayer relief law contains benefits provisions

On January 1, Congress passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (HR 8), which is a $3.9 trillion tax-cut measure. President Barack Obama signed the bill on January 2. The law contains several employee benefits provisions. For more information, see ¶2063S.

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HHS announces first HIPAA breach settlement involving less than 500 patients

The year 2012 may have ended, but HIPAA compliance is ongoing as evidenced by the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) recent announcement of yet another breach settlement. For more information, see ¶2063T.

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Pension Plan Guide News

IRS issues update of EPCRS

The IRS has issued a revenue procedure updating the Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS). For more information, see ¶17,299u23.

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Gotbaum testifies before House subcommittee on multiemployer pension system

PBGC Director Josh Gotbaum testified before the House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions about the status of multiemployer plans. For more information, see ¶118N.

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PBGC issues disaster relief for victims of Hurricane Sandy in Maryland

The PBGC has issued disaster relief from certain plan-related deadlines and penalties for victims of Hurricane Sandy that began on October 26, 2012 in Maryland. For more information, see ¶19,996c30.

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