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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
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 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 4, 2016
Kutak Rock has published its latest edition of the Employee Benefits News.
Newsletter
April 21, 2015
The Department of Labor (DOL) released a new proposed rule last week that will change who is considered a fiduciary of a qualified plan, IRA or health savings account (HSA) (the Fiduciary Rule). We believe this rule will have limited impact on plan sponsors. However, given the extensive commentary on the Fiduciary Rule, plan sponsors should understand how the Fiduciary Rule could impact them. For more information, please read our client alert.
Client Alert
April 6, 2015
Last week, the IRS announced changes to its voluntary program that allows employers to correct retirement plan operational errors. The program, known as the Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS), allows employers to correct operational errors by either (i) seeking IRS approval of a proposed corrective action; or (ii) self-correcting by taking a prescribed corrective action.Please read our client alert for additional information.
Client Alert
April 10, 2014
February 28, 2014
September 13, 2013
June 26, 2013
On June 23, 2013 the Supreme Court issued two opinions concerning same-sex marriage. This Client Alert provides a brief summary of the cases, as well as information concerning the effect of these opinions on employee benefit plans and, at the end, provide action items for employers.
Client Alert
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