health and welfare

Final Rule on Transparency In Healthcare Coverage

Federal agencies jointly issue final rule on transparency in healthcare coverage intended to make healthcare price information accessible for comparison-shopping.

FuturePlan ERISA Team

DOL

Health and Welfare

IRS

IRS Announces 2021 Inflation-Adjusted Welfare Benefits

The IRS has inflation-adjusted amounts for various provisions of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), including employer-provided welfare benefits.

FuturePlan ERISA Team

Health and Welfare

IRS

House Passes Revised Pandemic Relief Bill, Disagreements Remain

The House of Representatives has passed a revised version of the HEROES Act estimated at $2.2 trillion to provide pandemic relief.

FuturePlan ERISA Team

Defined Benefit Plan

Defined Contribution Plan

COVID-19

SECURE Act

Health and Welfare

DOL to Clarify Employee or Independent Contractor Status

The DOL has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to clarify “the definition of ‘employee’ under the FLSA as it relates to independent contractors.”

FuturePlan ERISA Team

Defined Contribution Plan

DOL

Health and Welfare

DOL Revises Emergency Leave Rule Following Court Decision

The DOL has issued a revision and clarification to guidance that implemented emergency paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave under the Emergency Leave Rule.

FuturePlan ERISA Team

COVID-19

DOL

Health and Welfare

Legislation Introduced to Expand HSA Access

Legislation is introduced for Health Savings Accounts for All Act of 2020 (S.4367) to expand access and reduce restrictions on HSAs.

FuturePlan ERISA Team

HSA

Health and Welfare

Legislative updates

Washington Pulse: New COVID-19 Relief for Employee Welfare Benefit Plans

During the last few months, the Department of Labor (DOL), Treasury Department, and Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) have jointly issued multiple pieces of guidance intended to provide much needed relief to those suffering economic hardships from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In this article, we’ll explain how the most recent relief affects employee welfare benefit plans.

FuturePlan ERISA Team

COVID-19

DOL

Health and Welfare

HSA

IRS

IRS Guidance

Washington Pulse

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