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No Surprise Billing Interim Final Regulations - Part 1
On July 1, 2021, the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury, along with...
DOL Requires Disclosure of Audio Recordings Under ERISA Claims Procedure
The Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued Information Letter 06-14-2021 in which the DOL opined...
March 2021 | SSG Compliance Recap
The employee benefits guidance issued in February 2021 was largely focused on providing relief...
The Rap on Wraps
There’s a good chance you use a wrap document to help satisfy your Employee Retirement Income...
Electronic Delivery of ERISA Notices
Q. Can we provide summary plan descriptions (SPDs) electronically? A. Yes. However, just...
DOL Fiduciary Rule Overturned
In its March 15, 2018, decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit overturned the...
DOL Delays New Rules for Disability Benefit Claims
On November 29, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a Final Rule that delays...
President Directs Federal Agencies to Consider ACA Changes
On October 12, 2017, President Trump issued an Executive Order directing the Departments of Labor...
DOL Guidance for Benefit Plans Impacted by Hurricane Harvey
The U.S. Department of Labor has issued compliance guidance for benefit plans, employers and...
Best Practices for Initial COBRA Notices
The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) requires group health plans to...
Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangements and ERISA
Certain small employers have the option to reimburse individual health coverage premiums up to a...
Medicare Part D: Creditable Coverage Disclosures
Entities such as employers with group health plans that provide prescription drug coverage to...

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