Tag Archives: DOL

4 Steps for Compliance with the New Disability Claims Procedures

Did you read our post “Work Now, Party Later,” advising you to do just that in response to the new Department of Labor rule governing disability claims procedures? If so—party on! If not, we hope you enjoyed your holiday celebrations, […]

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Reimbursing Employees for Individual Health Insurance Policies Subjects Employers to Hefty Excise Taxes

What, you may ask? That’s right. It no longer works to reimburse employees for the purchase of an individual health insurance policy. I know, many of you have always done this. Well, not any longer under guidance issued under the […]

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Forget Spring – Government Audits Are In The Air!

Employers are all too familiar with the more common investigation efforts by government agencies, such as an EEOC investigation blossoming from a single employee Title VII or ADEA charge into an onsite investigation of purported pattern and practice violations, or […]

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DOL Seeks Input on Guidance Regarding Lifetime Income Illustrations

The DOL’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (“EBSA”) recently released an advance notice of proposed rulemaking  (“ANPR”) focusing on lifetime income illustrations that may be required to be provided to participants in defined contribution retirement plans (including 401(k) and 403(b) plans).  The […]

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Fiduciary Fitness Requires Training, or At Least the DoL Thinks So

This recent post on the Plan Sponsor Council of America’s website states that the Department of Labor has recently requested evidence of fiduciary training as part of its audits. While there is no express ERISA requirement that fiduciaries be trained, […]

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