By Dannae Delano, Barry Salkin and Roberta Casper Watson As we have previously described in client alerts, the end of the National Emergency and the cessation of the outbreak period on July 10, 2023, will result in, among other things, the end of the tolling and...
ERISA & Employee Benefits
Coverage Requirements for COVID-related Services Post-Public Health Emergency
The COVID-19 national emergency (“NE”) and public health emergency (“PHE”) officially ended on April 10 and May 11, 2023, respectively. The end of the emergencies provides group health plan sponsors with the ability to modify certain COVID-19-related benefits mandated...
Pension Row With Teamsters Belongs In Court, 1st Circ. Told
Pension Row With Teamsters Belongs In Court, 1st Circ. Told - Stephen Rosenberg, Law360, May 26, 2023 (PDF)
Pension Risk Transfers Continue to Skyrocket in Q1
Pension Risk Transfers Continue to Skyrocket in Q1 - Marcia Wagner, PLANSPONSOR, May 25, 2023 (PDF)
IRS Issues Advice on Nonfungible Tokens (NFTs) in IRS and Tax Qualified Individual Account Plans
IRS Issues Advice on Nonfungible Tokens (NFTs) in IRS and Tax Qualified Individual Account Plans - Marcia Wagner, 401(k) Advisor, May 2023
The Who, When and Why of Independent Fiduciaries
The Who, When and Why of Independent Fiduciaries - John Sohn and Stephen Wilkes, Benefits Magazine, May/June 2023
IRS Announces 2024 HSA and HRA Limits
The IRS has announced the 2024 calendar year dollar limits for health savings account (“HSA”) contributions, the minimum deductible amounts and maximum out-of-pocket expenses for high deductible health plans (“HDHPs”) and the health reimbursement account (“HRA”)...
SEC Issues New Guidance For Investment Advice Obligations
By Stephen Wilkes and Seth Gaudreau On April 26, 2023, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) published a Staff Bulletin (the “Bulletin”) reiterating the care obligation standards of conduct for broker-dealers and investment advisers when providing...
DOL, Trade Groups Clash Over ERISA Prohibited Transactions
DOL,Trade Groups Clash Over ERISA Prohibited Transactions - Andrew Oringer, Pensions & Investments, May 22, 2023 (PDF)
Employers Discuss Why They Use Vendor Search Consultants
Employers Discuss Why They Use Vendor Search Consultants - Andrew Oringer, PLANSPONSOR, May 19, 2023 (PDF)