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October 13, 2016

Care New England Health System (“CNE”) recently agreed to pay $400,000 and enter into a corrective action plan with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights to resolve HIPAA violations.

Client Alert
August 11, 2016

Paid sick leave laws continue to gain momentum across the country. At least six new paid sick leave laws will go into effect next year, as well as significant amendments to San Francisco’s existing paid sick leave ordinance.

Client Alert
July 8, 2016
Last year, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced the elimination of the determination letter program for individually designed qualified plans (subject to certain limited exceptions) effective January 1, 2017. The announcement created significant uncertainty for plan sponsors regarding how to keep their plans qualified in light of law changes after 2017. On June 29, the IRS released guidance that attempts to clarify a number of issues surrounding the elimination of the determination letter program. Please read our client alert for information about the impact of the new guidance and your suggested next steps.
Client Alert
May 25, 2016

On April 16, 2015, the EEOC published proposed regulations for wellness programs under the ADA and GINA. EEOC finalized these rules last week adopting the proposed regulations with one notable exception. For additional information, please read our client alert.

April 21, 2016

Earlier this month the city of San Francisco and the state of New York made headlines by passing the most generous paid family leave laws in the country. Read our client alert for additional information. Read our client alert for additional information.

Client Alert
April 18, 2016

On March 14, 2016 the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit declined to enforce an ERISA plan’s statute of limitations because the plan administrator failed to disclose in its denial letter how much time the participant had to file suit. Please read our client alert for additional information.

Client Alert
April 11, 2016
April 7, 2016
Yesterday, after months of intensive review and feedback from industry experts and other stakeholders, the Department of Labor finalized the controversial regulations defining the term “fiduciary” under ERISA and providing new rules regarding investment advice. Please read our client alert for more information.
Client Alert
January 22, 2016
On January 20, 2016, the United States Supreme Court issued an opinion in Montanile v. Board of Trustees of the National Elevator Industry Health Benefit Plan. To find out whether the Court ruled that a plan administrator may bring a subrogation claim against a participant whose third-party settlement is dispersed into nontraceable items, please read our client alert.
January 4, 2016
Kutak Rock has published its latest edition of the Employee Benefits News.
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