January/February 2018
Plan sponsors of frozen defined benefits plans of a certain size (around 500 active employee or retired participants or more) and funded status ($1M or more in PBGC variable premium) can experience significant savings by implementing a de-risking strategy in a slightly different way.
On-site clinics have evolved from providing basic occupational health to now providing services for preventive care, acute care, chronic condition management, specialty care and wellness initiatives, as well as dispensing prescription drugs.
The United States District Court order vacates the EEOC regulations that limit wellness incentives under the ADA and GINA effective January 1, 2019.
To enhance financial results and minimize risk, companies should address human resource issues during the earliest stages of a merger or acquisition.
This is the second in a series of articles that will guide pension plan sponsors through the advanced planning ahead of a plan termination. What should plan sponsors consider regarding final changes for pension benefits and the prospective retirement program?
While the non-profits do not have real equity as currency, there is a significant opportunity to create a reward structure that is aligned with the common vision for the future and its deliverables going forward.
Compliance Update
Employers and insurers have until March 2, 2018 to gather and analyze the information required to prepare the 2017 Forms 1095-B and 1095-C to be furnished to individuals.
At last we have confirmation of the Cadillac Tax delay for two additional years.
The final Tax Cuts and Jobs Act bill includes only minor changes for tax-qualified retirement plans.
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