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Third Circuit Joins Majority in Rejecting “De Facto Administrator” ERISA Theory

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit joins the Second, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth Circuits in declining to impose liability on alleged de facto plan administrators.  Under Section 502(c) of ERISA, a plan administrator may be liable and subject to penalties for failing to comply with a participant’s request for information which … Continue Reading

REMINDER! VIRTUALLY ALL EMPLOYERS MUST FURNISH “MARKETPLACE” NOTICE TO EMPLOYEES BY OCTOBER 1, 2013

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires employers to furnish employees a notice of the availability of coverage through public health insurance exchanges, i.e., the “Marketplace”. The Department of Labor requires that employers give employees the notice by October 1, 2013. As highlighted in our earlier blog post, Department of Labor Technical Release 2013-02  … Continue Reading

Employer Relief – Extension for Issuing Health Care Reform Exchange Coverage Notice

As expected, the government issued guidance (in the form of frequently asked questions posted on the Department of Labor’s website) postponing the due date for employers to issue notices regarding the availability of health coverage under state exchanges. Under the 2010 health care reform law, a provision added to the Fair Labor Standards Act requires … Continue Reading

Your Defined Benefit Pension Plan May Need Amending Prior to December 31, 2012

Under Internal Revenue Code Section 436, which was added by the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (“PPA”), calendar year defined benefit pension plans must be amended by December 31, 2012. Section 436 provides a series of limitations on the accrual and payment of benefits under an underfunded plan. The provisions of Section 436 apply only to … Continue Reading

IRS Provides Guidance Regarding New Limit on Health FSA Contributions

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has provided guidance regarding the new salary reduction contribution limits to health flexible spending arrangements (health FSAs) under Internal Revenue Code section 125 cafeteria plans in Notice 2012-40, issued May 30, 2012. Currently, there are no statutory limits on employee salary reduction contributions to health FSAs, but plan sponsors typically … Continue Reading
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