FYI® (For Your Information®)

Our frequent, topical client alerts offer insightful analysis and current information about new and pending laws, regulations, and benefit trends in the United States.

FYI: San Francisco Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program Made Permanent

Sep 30, 2016|

FYI Alert: DOL Finalizes Paid Sick Leave Rules for Federal Contractors

Sep 30, 2016|

FYI: Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Final Rule and Guidance for Federal Contractors Issued

Sep 28, 2016|

FYI: DOL Announces Minimum Wage Increase for Federal Contractors

Sep 23, 2016|

FYI: PBGC Finalizes Reduced Late Premium Payment Penalties

Sep 22, 2016|

FYI Alert: 21 States and Business Groups Move to Block Final Overtime Rule

Sep 21, 2016|

FYI Alert: IRS Extends Temporary Nondiscrimination Relief for Closed DB Plans Through 2017

Sep 19, 2016|

FYI: DOL Expands Plan Compliance Relief for Louisiana Floods

Sep 15, 2016|

FYI In-Depth: Flex Contributions and Opt-Out Payments Under ACA

Sep 14, 2016|

FYI: IRS Clarifies Minimum Present Value Rules for Partial Annuity Distributions

Sep 14, 2016|

FYI: OK to Include More ACA Marketplace Information with COBRA Election Notices

Sep 9, 2016|

FYI: HHS Proposes 2018 OOP Maximums and Marketplace Guidance

Sep 8, 2016|

FYI: Spotlight on Transgender Health Coverage

Sep 7, 2016|

FYI Alert: IRS Publishes 2017 Mortality Tables – No Change for 2014 SOA Study

Sep 6, 2016|

FYI: IRS Relaxes Retirement Plan Rules for Louisiana Flood Victims

Sep 2, 2016|

FYI: IRS Allows “Self-Service” 60-Day Rollover Waivers for Retirement Plan Distributions

Aug 31, 2016|

FYI Roundup: Recent Research in HR and Employee Benefits 2016 – Summer Edition

Aug 31, 2016|

FYI: DOL Updates Workplace Posters

Aug 30, 2016|

FYI: DOL Finalizes Rules for State-Run Retirement Programs

Aug 29, 2016|

FYI: IRS Increases Shared Responsibility Affordability Percentages and Assessment Amounts

Aug 29, 2016|

FYI Alert: NLRB Says Grad Students Can Unionize

Aug 25, 2016|

FYI: 2016 Deadline for Medicare Part D Creditable/ Non-Creditable Coverage Notices Nears

Aug 24, 2016|

FYI: NYC Amends Mass Transit Benefit Rules

Aug 23, 2016|

FYI: FSA Contribution Limit Likely to Increase to $2,600 in 2017

Aug 17, 2016|

FYI: Changes Proposed to Master Trust Accounting Standards

Aug 16, 2016|

FYI Roundup: Retirement Plans – 2016 Summer Recap

Aug 8, 2016|

FYI: OFCCP Expands Sex Discrimination Guidance

Aug 5, 2016|

FYI: Proposed Overhaul of Form 5500 Slated for 2019 Plan Years

Aug 4, 2016|

FYI Alert: Massachusetts Enacts Expansive Equal Pay Law

Aug 3, 2016|

FYI: IRS Addresses Questions on Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plans

Aug 2, 2016|

FYI Roundup: Labor and Employment Developments 2016 – A Mid-Year Recap

Jul 27, 2016|

FYI: Proposed Regulations Provide Permanent Relief for Expatriate Health Plans

Jul 21, 2016|

FYI Roundup: Recent Health and Welfare Developments 2016 – Summer Edition

Jul 20, 2016|

FYI: EEOC Revises Equal Pay Data Reporting Proposal

Jul 19, 2016|

FYI: DOL Increases Penalties for ERISA Compliance Violations

Jul 18, 2016|

FYI: DOL Hikes FLSA and Other Employer Penalties

Jul 14, 2016|

FYI: As Expected, IRS Formally Contracts Its Determination Letter Program

Jul 8, 2016|

FYI: Higher Education to Face Overtime Challenges

Jun 30, 2016|

FYI Alert: Court Blocks DOL Persuader Rule from Taking Effect

Jun 29, 2016|

FYI: Brexit: What It Is and Its Impact on Retirement Plans

Jun 28, 2016|

FYI: August 1 PCORI Fee Deadline Approaching

Jun 28, 2016|

FYI: IRS Wellness Program Etiquette – Don’t Double Dip

Jun 21, 2016|

FYI: EEOC Boosts Penalties for Posting Violations

Jun 20, 2016|

FYI In-Depth: Wellness Plans: Final ADA and GINA Regulations

Jun 17, 2016|

FYI: PBGC Proposes Multiemployer Plan Facilitated Merger Rules

Jun 7, 2016|

FYI Roundup: Recent Research in HR and Employee Benefits 2016 – Spring Edition

May 24, 2016|

FYI: No Surprises in IRS Final Roth After-Tax Allocation Regulation

May 19, 2016|

FYI: Puerto Rico Changes Annual Return Filing Requirements for Retirement Plans

May 19, 2016|

FYI: More Guidance on ACA, Mental Health Parity and Women’s Health and Cancer Rights

May 19, 2016|

FYI Alert: DOL Unveils Final Overtime Rule

May 18, 2016|

FYI: PBGC Announces New Maximum Penalties

May 17, 2016|

FYI: High Court Kicks Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Accommodation Back to the Circuits

May 17, 2016|

FYI Alert: HHS Finalizes Regulations on ACA Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities

May 17, 2016|

FYI Alert: EEOC Issues Final Wellness Regulations

May 16, 2016|

FYI: San Francisco Adopts Fully Paid Parental Leave

May 9, 2016|

FYI: Treasury Finalizes Multiemployer Benefit Suspension Ordering Rule

May 4, 2016|

FYI: GASB 82 Aims to Improve Financial Reporting Consistency for Public Retirement Systems

May 4, 2016|

FYI: Treasury Finalizes Multiemployer Benefit Suspension Regulations

May 3, 2016|

FYI Roundup: Recent Health and Welfare Developments 2016 Spring Edition

May 3, 2016|

FYI: IRS Announces 2017 HSA/HDHP Limits

May 2, 2016|

FYI: PBGC Proposes Reduced Late Premium Filing Penalties

Apr 28, 2016|

FYI: CA and NY Adopt $15 Minimum Wage

Apr 27, 2016|

FYI: New York Adopts Paid Family Leave

Apr 26, 2016|

FYI: A Plan Sponsor’s Overview of DOL’s Fiduciary/Conflict of Interest Rule

Apr 22, 2016|

FYI: Final Updated SBC Template Available

Apr 21, 2016|

FYI Alert: IRS Reverses Course on QSERP Portion of Proposed Nondiscrimination Regs

Apr 14, 2016|

FYI: Office for Civil Rights HIPAA Audits Underway

Apr 8, 2016|

FYI: Philadelphia Expands Ban-the-Box Restrictions as NYC Considers Changes

Apr 8, 2016|

FYI Alert: DOL Finalizes Fiduciary/Conflict of Interest Rule

Apr 6, 2016|

FYI: SEC and DOL See Eye to Eye in Stock-Drop Case

Apr 5, 2016|

FYI: High Court OKs Law of Averages for FLSA Claims

Apr 1, 2016|

FYI: Departments Finalize Market Mandate Guidance

Mar 31, 2016|

FYI Alert: High Court Tie Leaves Public Union Fees in Place

Mar 30, 2016|

FYI: PBGC Finalizes Changes to 4010 Annual Financial Reporting

Mar 25, 2016|

FYI: CMS Releases 2017 Medicare Part D Benefit Parameters and Proposes Lower Payments to EGWPs

Mar 22, 2016|

FYI: Expected SBC Implementation Date

Mar 18, 2016|

FYI: NYC Prescribes Changes for Sick Time Rules

Mar 18, 2016|

FYI: DOL Proposes Paid Sick Leave Rules for Federal Contractors

Mar 17, 2016|

FYI: Transition Relief Provided for Student Premium Reduction Arrangements

Mar 16, 2016|

FYI Alert: Overtime Rules at OMB

Mar 16, 2016|

FYI: DOL Focuses Audits on Failure to Make Timely Payments to Participants

Mar 15, 2016|

FYI: HHS Finalizes 2017 OOP Maximums and Marketplace Guidance

Mar 14, 2016|

FYI: High Court Halts State’s Effort to Collect Health Data from Self-Funded ERISA Plans

Mar 11, 2016|

FYI: Employer Cannot Escape Claims That It Cut Employee Hours to Avoid ACA Requirements

Mar 8, 2016|

FYI: New Proposed SBC Template, Instructions and Materials

Mar 7, 2016|

FYI: IRS Notice Provides Additional ACA Employer Shared Responsibility Guidance

Mar 3, 2016|

FYI: Beware FICA Audits, Settlements, and Other Horror Stories

Feb 29, 2016|

FYI: EEOC Proposes Pay Data Reporting by Employers

Feb 26, 2016|

FYI Roundup: Recent Health and Welfare Developments 2016 – Winter Edition

Feb 24, 2016|

FYI Roundup: Recent Research in HR and Employee Benefits 2016 — Winter Edition

Feb 23, 2016|

FYI: Refinements Proposed to Multiemployer Suspension Rules

Feb 17, 2016|

FYI: IRS Proposes Normal Retirement Age Rules for Governmental Plans

Feb 16, 2016|

FYI: ERISA Plan Cannot Recover Spent Settlement Funds, High Court Rules

Feb 15, 2016|

FYI: DOL Takes “As Broad As Possible” View of Joint Employment Under FLSA

Feb 11, 2016|

FYI: Retiree Health Benefits Dispute Returns to Trial Court

Feb 11, 2016|

FYI: San Francisco’s 2016 Minimum Health Care Spending Requirements

Feb 10, 2016|

FYI: It’s That Time Yet Again — Creditable Coverage Disclosures to CMS Due by February 29

Feb 10, 2016|

FYI Roundup: Retirement Plans – 2016 Winter Recap

Feb 5, 2016|

FYI: IRS Nondiscrimination Proposal Limits QSERPs, Adds Cross-Testing Option and New Closed Plan Relief

Feb 4, 2016|

FYI: Mid-Year Safe Harbor Plan Changes

Feb 3, 2016|

FYI: FASB Issues Proposed Changes to Presentation of Benefit Cost and Disclosures in Financial Statements

Jan 29, 2016|

FYI: IRS Provides Additional Guidance on Health FSA Carryovers

Jan 28, 2016|

FYI: NYC Extends Employment Protections to Caregivers

Jan 22, 2016|

FYI In-Depth: 2016 Planning for ERISA Multiemployer Defined Benefit Plan Operations

Jan 21, 2016|

FYI: Court Finds No ADA Violation When Wellness Plan Participation Is Condition of Health Plan Eligibility

Jan 19, 2016|

FYI: Effect of Fed Interest Rates and Market Results on Pension and OPEB Plans

Jan 15, 2016|

FYI: IRS Expands Tax Relief for Identity Protection Services

Jan 13, 2016|

FYI Alert: IRS Releases Guidance on Retroactive Increase to 2015 Transit Benefits

Jan 12, 2016|

FYI: Church Plans Update

Jan 12, 2016|

FYI: Proposed Regulations Address ACA Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities

Jan 7, 2016|

FYI: PBGC Finalizes Multiemployer Partition Rules

Jan 4, 2016|