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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Annual open enrollment is always a complicated time for benefits teams…. Questions abound: Is the coverage offered legally compliant? What is the latest and greatest notice that must be included in the annual open enrollment package? Have the rules changed […]

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Continuing our discussion of “quirky” counting rules under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), today we address these questions: May leave granted to an employee who is not eligible for FMLA leave be designated as FMLA leave? And may […]

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

With 2015 just around the corner, certain mandates under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as amended (“ACA”) are about to become effective. Health plans also have several existing enrollment and annual notice requirements. Below is a checklist of […]

Friday, October 10, 2014

On September 17th, the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (“HHS”) issued guidance to assist covered entities and business associates in complying with the privacy requirements under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 […]

Thursday, October 9, 2014

It’s time to ensure year-end qualified plan deadlines are satisfied. Below is a checklist designed to help employers with this process.  This checklist addresses both year-end deadlines and January 2015 deadlines which sponsors of qualified retirement plans may wish to […]

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Recently, we began a discussion of “quirky” counting rules under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), starting with issues relating to overtime hours.  Today, we continue the discussion by addressing the “quirky” counting aspects involved in the intersection of […]

Friday, October 3, 2014

Twenty states and counting. Same-sex marriages are now recognized in 20 states and the District of Columbia. The most recent addition to this growing group is the state of Missouri. Pursuant to a ruling issued earlier today by Jackson County […]

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Of all the administrative challenges posed by the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), the most difficult may be ensuring that you are correctly determining FMLA hours available and taken for each employee.  Figuring out how to apply the general […]

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Recently the IRS issued Notice 2014-49, offering guidance for situations in which the measurement period or method applicable to an employee changes. Background Under the Affordable Care Act, as amended (“ACA”) an applicable large employer risks the imposition of a […]

Monday, September 29, 2014

If you keep an eye on the investment world at all, you’ve certainly heard the news – Bill Gross, co-founder and chief investment officer of Pacific Investment Management (PIMCO), is leaving the very company he started more than 40 years […]