Policy and Legislation

  • Overview
  • Attorneys
  • News
  • Publications
  • Events
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 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
December 28, 2015

On December 28, 2015, the Internal Revenue Service issued Notice 2016-4 (the “Notice”), which extends the due dates for furnishing and filing the new Affordable Care Act reporting forms for the 2015 calendar year.  The extended deadline for furnishing the 2015 Form 1095-C and Form 1095-B to individuals is March 31, 2016 (it was February 1, 2016). 

Client Alert
December 21, 2015
On December 18, President Obama signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (the Act) into law. The Act amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the ACA) to delay the effective date of the so-called “Cadillac tax” to 2020. The Act also restored tax parity between public transit and parking benefits. For additional information, please read our client alert.
Client Alert
October 12, 2015

On October 7, 2015 President Obama signed the Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act (“PACE Act”) into law. The PACE Act amends the definitions of “large employer” and “small employer” for certain purposes under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Client Alert
June 25, 2015
Today the United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in King v. Burwell, the case challenging whether the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) can offer tax credit subsidies to individuals enrolled in health insurance through a federally operated Exchange. For additional information, please read our client alert.
Client Alert
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 17, 2015
Showing 11-20 of 34 results
<   1 2 3 4   >