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03.04.2014

The Affordable Care Act added the so-called “Play-or-Pay” mandate or “Employer Shared Responsibility” provisions to the Internal Revenue Code (the Code).

11.01.2013

The IRS announced the Year 2014 cost-of-living adjustments for various provisions affecting employee benefit plans.

10.07.2013

On September 13, 2013 the U.S. Department of the Treasury (IRS), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), collectively referred to herein as the Departments, coordinated the issuance of guidance regarding the application of certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to health reimbursement arrangements and other employer-sponsored healthcare arrangements.

10.01.2013

Recently, the SEC, by a vote of 3 to 2, proposed long-delayed and controversial rules to implement the “CEO pay ratio” disclosure mandated under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.  The proposed rules, voted in on September 18, 2013, would require U.S. public companies to disclose the median annual total compensation of all employees and the ratio of that median to the annual total compensation of the company’s CEO.

09.25.2013

The employer shared responsibility provisions, sometimes referred to as pay-or-play, of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will take effect on January 1, 2015, but in order to be ready to comply, some employers need to take action now.

09.18.2013

In response to the Supreme Court decision in United States v. Windsor, 133 S. Ct. 2675 (2013), the Internal Revenue Service issued Revenue Ruling 2013-17 (Ruling) on August 29, 2013, in which the IRS set forth the following federal tax principles: