Pension & Benefits NetNews – March 11, 2014

 

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Employee Benefits Management News

  • Seventh Circuit denies injunctive relief to Notre Dame in university’s challenge to ACA contraceptive mandate
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce recommends tweaks to proposed rules on excepted benefits
  • Positive link found between healthy employees and companies with strong cultures of health
  • Final regs allow combined reporting by applicable large employers and health insurance providers

Pension Plan Guide News

  • Treasury issues fact sheet on new retirement account that will offer simple, safe and affordable way for individuals to save toward retirement
  • Post-Windsor guidance for qualified retirement plans in pipeline, Treasury official predicts
  • Rep. Camp’s tax reform proposal would impact tax incentives for retirement plans

Employee Benefits Management News

Seventh Circuit denies injunctive relief to Notre Dame in university’s challenge to ACA contraceptive mandate

The University of Notre Dame could not show it would suffer irreparable harm were it not granted injunctive relief pending its ongoing challenge to the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate provisions — or more precisely, the ACA regulation that requires the Catholic university to submit a form in order to avail itself of the religious exemption from the mandate. For details, see ¶2075C.

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce recommends tweaks to proposed rules on excepted benefits

Eliminating the requirement that participants in self-insured plans pay an additional premium or contribution for limited-scope vision or dental benefits to qualify as benefits that are not an integral part of a group health plan appropriately encourages employers to offer generous limited excepted benefits and facilitates their ability to do so. For details, see ¶2075D.

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Positive link found between healthy employees and companies with strong cultures of health

Employees who perceive their organizations as having a strong culture of health are happier, less stressed, and more likely to take control of their well-being than employees in other organizations, according to recent research from Aon Hewitt, the National Business Group on Health, and The Futures Company. For more information, see ¶2075E.

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Final regs allow combined reporting by applicable large employers and health insurance providers

The IRS has issued two sets of final regulations regarding health insurance reporting. T.D. 9660 provides final regulations for information reporting by providers of minimum essential health coverage (including employers with self-insured plans) under Code Sec. 6055 regarding the type and period of coverage. T.D. 9661 provides final regulations for information reporting by applicable large employer members under Code Sec. 6056 concerning health care coverage they offer to their full-time employees. For more information, see ¶2075G.

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Pension Plan Guide News

Treasury issues fact sheet on new retirement account that will offer simple, safe and affordable way for individuals to save toward retirement

The Treasury Department has released a fact sheet on a new retirement account being developed to offer a simple, safe and affordable way for individuals to save toward their retirement, called myRA. For more information, see ¶126J.

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Post-Windsor guidance for qualified retirement plans in pipeline, Treasury official predicts

More guidance for qualified plans on same-sex marriage post-Windsor, is in the pipeline, a senior Treasury official told tax professionals at the 38th Annual Tax Law Conference of the Federal Bar Association in Washington, D.C., on February 28, 2014. Robert Neis, deputy benefits counsel, Office of Benefits Tax Counsel, Treasury Department, indicated that this guidance is expected to be issued shortly. For more information, see ¶126M.

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Rep. Camp’s tax reform proposal would impact tax incentives for retirement plans

Rep. Camp, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, has unveiled his proposed Tax Reform Act of 2014, which would impact the tax incentives for IRAs and employer-provided retirement plans. For more information, see ¶126L.

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