Compliance Recap // July 2017

Compliance Recap July 2017 July was a relatively quiet month in the employee benefits world, despite the U.S. Senate’s release of two bills in its attempt to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). First, the U.S. Senate revised its Better Care Reconciliation Act and declined to vote on its revision. Then the […]

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Compliance Recap // June 2017

June was an active month in the employee benefits world. The U.S. Senate released a draft of the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 which would substitute the U.S. House Resolution 1628 that aimed to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The U.S. Supreme Court decided an ERISA church plan […]

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Compliance Recap // January 2017

January was a significant month in the employee benefits world because the new U.S. administration issued an Executive Order announcing its intent to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). However, January was a relatively inactive month for new laws and administrative rulemaking because the new administration placed a freeze on rulemaking until […]

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Interim Final Rule Updating the Penalties for Certain ERISA Violations

On July 1, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued an interim final rule, effective August 1, 2016, to adjust the amounts of civil penalties as required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015. In order to improve the effectiveness of civil monetary penalties, maintain their deterrent effects, keep pace […]

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