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How to Survive a Department of Labor Health Plan Audit

Ask anyone to choose a root canal or an IRS audit and the choice will be no surprise – root canal. Many employers would choose a root canal over a Department of Labor (DOL) health plan audit, too. 199 more words

It's live: Oregon launches plan for private sector

Officials in several states are watching closely as Oregon launches the first program of its kind.

A new chapter in private-sector retirement savings was written July 1, when Oregon became the first state to launch a retirement savings program for employees whose employers don’t offer one. 13 more words

Oregon Legislature

What is ERISA?

Michael Presley is a Florida-based attorney that currently practices law at Presley Law & Associates and also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of United MSO of America. 150 more words

Attorney

Legacy ERISA Regulation Triggers Fiduciary Acknowledgement and Disclosures from Plan Advisers

By Monte Schatz

The Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule became effective June 9, 2017.  A whole new set of client disclosures will be required for advisers who previously were not operating under the fiduciary standard.  447 more words

Benefits

U.S. Supreme Court Interpretation Permits Thousands of “Church Plans” – Including Many for Hospitals and Health Systems – to Remain Exempt from ERISA

On June 5, 2017, the United States Supreme Court unanimously adopted a “broad” interpretation of the exemption allowed under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”) for “church plans.”   The decision effectively permits thousands of retirement plans adopted by church-affiliated organizations – including numerous hospitals, schools and social-service organizations – to remain exempt from most ERISA requirements. 216 more words

Health And Welfare Benefits

Church Plan Sponsors Can Relax – SCOTUS Says They are NOT Subject to ERISA

By Sherry P. Porter

On Monday, June 5, 2017, the Supreme Court handed down a long-awaited decision on church plans in favor of the church plan sponsors.  430 more words

Employment Law

ERISA: A Bipartisan Problem For The ACA And The AHCA

http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2017/06/02/erisa-a-bipartisan-problem-for-the-aca-and-the-ahca/

The Supreme Court has once again been called on to mediate the boundaries of a far-reaching, infamously complex, federal employee benefits law. And once again this law may have an important and unanticipated effect on health care. 501 more words