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In late August, the Office of Management and Budget approved the DOL’s proposal to extend the transition period for full implementation of the new Fiduciary Rule and related prohibited transaction exemptions by 18 months—from January 1, 2018 to July 1, 2019. The DOL also issued additional FAQ guidance relating to the Fiduciary Rule.
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Categories: Compliance | Tags: fiduciary , fiduciary rule , Department of Labor , DOL , PTE , HSA , health savings accounts , arbitration , FAQ , prohibited transaction exemptions , best interest , ERISA , Internal Revenue Code
August 30, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced an update on employee benefit plan compliance for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
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Categories: Benefits in General, Compliance | Tags: DOL , FAQ , Hurricane Harvey , Health Benefits , Retirement Benefits , COBRA
The DOL recently issued a Field Assistance Bulletin and FAQ guidance confirming that, after a delay from April 10, 2017, the new fiduciary rules and related prohibited transaction exemptions will become effective on June 9, 2017, with phased implementation through January 1, 2018.
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Categories: Compliance | Tags: DOL , Department of Labor , Field Assistance Bulletin , FAQ , fiduciary rules , fiduciary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has prepared a report for Congress providing information and links regarding various Affordable Care Act (ACA) provisions.
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Categories: Health Care Reform, Compliance | Tags: ACA , CRS , Affordable Care Act , Congressional Research Service , FAQ
The Department of Labor (DOL), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Treasury Department recently issued FAQ guidance regarding HRA integration with non-HRA group health plans. The FAQs expand on existing guidance addressing how the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) market reforms apply to HRAs.
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Categories: Benefits in General, Health Care Reform, Compliance | Tags: HRA , Health Reimbursement Arrangement , ACA , Affordable Care Act , FAQ , IRS , DOL , HHS , DHHS
December 22, 2016 the IRS provided several updates to the FAQ’s on their website.
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Categories: Benefits in General, Health Care Reform, Compliance | Tags: IRS , ACA , FAQ , 1094 , 1095 , Pay or Play , Employer Reporting

Agencies Release FAQ Part 35 About ACA

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December 20, 2016 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Part 35 was released regarding implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), and the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act).
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Categories: Health Care Reform, Compliance, Health Care in General | Tags: ACA , Cures Act , FAQ , Treasury , DOL , HHS