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Pension & Benefits Daily™ covers all major legislative, regulatory, legal, and industry developments in the area of employee benefits every business day, focusing on actions by Congress, the Department of Labor/Employee Benefits Security Administration, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. This news service offers searchable full text, Week in Review (highlighting the previous week’s top stories), Supreme Court Docket Watch, Enforcement at a Glance (brief coverage of DOL enforcement results), and Also in the Courts (brief coverage of additional court cases).


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Topics Covered
  • Age discrimination
  • Benefits policies and practices
  • Collective bargaining
  • Deferred compensation
  • Defined benefits plans
  • Employee stock options
  • Employee stock ownership plans
  • Enforcement
  • Executive compensation
  • Federal compliance and regulatory directives
  • Fiduciary responsibility
  • Health benefits
  • Investments
  • Multiemployer plans
  • Pension and tax legislation
  • Pension reform
  • Plan terminations
  • Retiree health benefits
  • Revenue rulings and procedures
  • Securities regulation
  • Social Security
  • State and local government policy
  • Tax policy and guidance
Key Laws and Regulations
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act
  • IRS, PBGC, and Labor Department regulations
  • Health laws and regulations that affect employer-provided benefits

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Two States Consider De-Risking Legislation; Insurance Lawmaker Group Adopts Guidelines
March 20
IRS Extends Temporary Relief For Frozen Defined Benefit Plans
March 20
FASB Task Force Decides on Disclosure, Measurement Simplifications for Plans
March 20
Effective Disclosure Eludes Some Companies Amid Signs of Improvement, Survey Finds
March 20
Survey: Affordability Holding Down IRA Contributions
March 20
IRS: Deadline Approaching to Take Plan Distributions
March 20
18% of Small Employers Violated IRS Rule On Insurance Reimbursement, Hearing Told
March 20
OPM Lays Out 2016 Goals for FEHBP In ‘Call Letter’ to Insurance Providers
March 20
Survey: Pre-65 Health Benefit Changes Imminent
March 20
Judge Appoints Receiver in PBGC Action For $16M for Unpaid Plan Contributions
March 20
Court: Former Security Company Executive Not Entitled to Bonus and Severance
March 20
Ex-Inteliquent CFO's Stock Option Claims Survive Motion to Dismiss, Court Rules
March 20
Mixed Ruling Issued on Workers' Claims Of Double-Breasting, Contribution Write-Offs
March 20
Judge Appoints Independent 401(k) Fiduciary
March 20
DOL Announces $84M Settlement With BNY Mellon
March 20
IRS Notice 2015-28 on Extension of Temporary Nondiscrimination Relief for Closed Defined Benefit Plans
March 20
SEC to Develop Fiduciary Rule, White Says; Commission Joins Battle on Broker Bias
March 18
No Shifting of Social Security Funds to Save Disability Program, House Budget Plan Says
March 18
House Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Resolution Calls for Increased Pension Contributions
March 18
House Democrats Ask SEC Chief To Quickly Finalize Pay Ratio Rules
March 18
Study Questions Rosy Views of Retirement Readiness
March 18
Report: Using Private Exchanges an Option If Federal ACA Subsidies Are Overturned
March 18
House Again Passes Legislation to Exempt Volunteer Firefighters From ACA Mandate
March 18
California Analyst Urges Delaying Gov. Brown's Cuts to Retiree Health
March 18
House Republicans Seek Medicare Cuts In Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Proposal
March 18
Mercer: Employee Enrollment Not Affected by ACA
March 18
Court Weighs Dudenhoeffer in $25M Case Targeting Investment in Lehman Bros. Notes
March 18
Liberty Life Wins $14K in Overpaid Benefits
March 18
Employer Ordered to Pay Multiemployer Funds $2M
March 18
Default Judgment of $116K Entered Against Employer
March 18
Judge Issues Contempt Order in Contribution Dispute
March 18
Fund Trustees Win $26K Default Judgment
March 18
Participant Must Return $32K to Plan, Pay Fees
March 18
Court Confirms $190K Arbitration Award
March 18
Company on Hook for $124K Under Alter Ego Theory
March 18
IRS Issues Private Letter Rulings Covering Waivers, Minimum Funding
March 10
Federal Workers' Retirement Would Be Based On Five Highest-Earning Years Under Measure
March 10
GE Obtains No-Action Relief On Shareholder Access Resolution
March 10
IBEW Members Ratify National Grid Contract Covering 1,200 Utility Workers in New York
March 10
Plans Got Funding Boost in February, Milliman Says
March 10
IRS Updates SARSEP Plan Checklist for 2015
March 10
Survey: Affluent Investors Need $2.5M in Retirement
March 10
PBGC's Premium Filing Instructions Approved
March 10
Supreme Court Docket Watch: 2014-2015 Term Employee Benefit Cases
March 10
Justices Ask Solicitor General to Comment On RJ Reynolds Stock Plan Dispute
March 10
Court Denies Judgment in RG Steel Case, Sets Trial for PBGC Claims Against Renco
March 10
Justices Send Contraceptive Mandate Case Back to Seventh Circuit for Reconsideration
March 10
Court Rejects Widow's Claim For Increased Survivor Pension Benefits
March 10
PLR 201510060 - Section 72 - Annuities; Certain Proceeds of Endowment and Life Insurance Contracts
March 10
PLR 201510061 - Section 412 - Minimum Funding Standards
March 10
PLR 201510062 - Section 408 - Individual Retirement Accounts
March 10
DOL Working on ESOP Valuations Guidance, Lifetime Income Illustrations, Official Says
March 2
Treasury Working on MPRA Guidance, Midyear Changes for Safe Harbor Plans
March 2
Does the Plan Sponsor Have a Fidelity Bond? Easy Query, Hard Answer, DOL Auditor Says
March 2
Employee Plans Will Feel Strain Of IRS Budget Cuts This Year, Director Says
March 2
IRS Proposes Adjusting Applicable Federal Rates for Exempt Obligations With Older Data
March 2
Proxies: Practitioners Highlight Changes Slightly Off the Beaten Path
March 2
IRS Reminds 457(b) Plan Sponsors Of Ins and Outs of Correction Procedures
March 2
Chicago Credit Rating Cut by Moody's; Growth of Unfunded Pension Liabilities Cited
March 2
PBGC Seeks to Extend Actuarial Reporting Collection
March 2
Massive Data Breaches Fuel Pressure To Fortify Security Practices, Attorney Says
March 2
Judge: Hi-Lex Not Automatic Path to Victory For Companies Suing BCBSM Over Fees
March 2
Court Denies Injunction Against Italian Case Involving Nike Stock Award Agreements
March 2
Court Finds Short-Term Disability Plan Exempt From ERISA as Payroll Practice
March 2
Week Beginning Feb. 23, 2015
March 2
IRS Proposed Rules (REG-136018-13) on Determination of Adjusted, Applicable Federal Rates Under Section 1288, Long-Term Rates Under Section 382
March 2
Obama Backs Tougher Rules for Brokers As Fiduciary Rule Re-Proposal Heads to OMB
February 24
Record-High Stock Indexes Fuel N.Y. Retirement Fund Assets, Ease Borrowing
February 24
Annuity Sales Up 3 Percent in 2014, LIMRA Says
February 24
Fix to Article on ISS Proxy Access Policy
February 24
Supreme Court Docket Watch: 2014-2015 Term Employee Benefit Cases
February 24
IRS Issues Initial ‘Cadillac' Tax Guidance, Welcomes Comments on Various Topics
February 24
HHS Releases Wide-Ranging Final Rule On Requirements for 2016 Exchanges
February 24
CMS Says MA Plans Should Expect About a 1 Percent Increase in 2016
February 24
Managing Business Associates a Challenge For HIPAA-Covered Entities, Attorney Says
February 24
Following Dudenhoeffer, High Court Orders Reconsideration of Decision in Favor of Delta
February 24
High Court Denies Cert in Preemption Case, Won't Address Anti-Subrogation Circuit Split
February 24
No Supreme Court Review of Decision Affirming Cut to Retiree Health Benefits
February 24
High Court Won't Review Eleventh Circuit Analysis for Denied ERISA Benefit Claims
February 24
SCOTUS Denies Cert. on Failure to Exhaust Based on SPD's Noncompliance with ERISA
February 24
Supreme Court Declines to Review Attorneys' Fee Awards Under ERISA
February 24
Physicians' Dispute With WellPoint Not Headed for Supreme Court
February 24
ERISA-Based Equitable Lien Dispute Won't Be Heard by U.S. Supreme Court
February 24
IRS Notice 2015-16 on Potential Approaches to Future Proposed Regulations on Excise Tax on High-Cost Employer-Sponsored Health Coverage Under Section 4980I
February 24
Obama Budget Aims to Boost Retirement Savings, Preserve Social Security
February 3
Obama Budget Would Give PBGC Authority To Set Rates, EBSA Funds for State Programs
February 3
Obama Seeks 18 Percent Boost in Funding For IRS Enforcement, Services in FY 2016
February 3
PBGC to Take Over Underfunded Plan Of N.C. Manufacturer, Affects 4,500 Workers
February 3
EPCU Projects Examine Fraud, Taxable Distributions, Other Reporting Errors
February 3
Obama Proposes Giving New Parents In Federal Workforce Six Weeks of Leave
February 3
USW Members Ratify Contract for 1,200; Preserves Health Care, Boosts Pension
February 3
IRS Corrects Address to Send Section 403(b) Pre-Approved Applications
February 3
IRS Posts Health Provider Form, SSA Instructions
February 3
Investment Policy Statements: A Practical Guide to Procedural Prudence
February 3
Sen. Cruz Introduces Legislation To Repeal ACA, Create Alternative Plan
February 3
Report: Health-Care Costs Worry Small Businesses
February 3
Pension Calculation Dispute Moves Forward Against AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals
February 3