EBIA Webinars and Seminars From Checkpoint Learning: Time for a Self-Audit, and Our 2018 Line-Up!

EBIA Newsletter December 7, 2017

Our final webinar of 2017 teaches self-audit strategies for group health plans. We’re kicking off 2018 with a new introductory-level series, “Learning the Ropes”; it’s the perfect tool for training new staff or a quick refresher for yourself! The first installment focuses on HIPAA privacy and security. And it’s time to start planning for your … Read More

CMS Memorandum Addresses Notice Requirements Relating to Exemptions From Contraceptive Coverage Mandate

EBIA Newsletter December 7, 2017

CMS Memorandum: Notice by Issuer or Third Party Administrator for Employer/Plan Sponsor of Revocation of the Accommodation for Certain Preventive Services (Nov. 30, 2017) Available at https://www.cms.gov/CCIIO/Resources/Regulations-and-Guidance/Downloads/Notice-Issuer-Third-Party-Employer-Preventive.pdf CMS has issued a memorandum addressing the notice requirements applicable to non-grandfathered health plans sponsored by entities with religious or moral objections to providing … Read More

IRS Identifies No Qualification Changes Affecting 401(k) Plans on 2017 Required Amendments List

EBIA Newsletter December 7, 2017

IRS Notice 2017-72 (Dec. 5, 2017) Available at https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/n-17-72.pdf The IRS has issued its 2017 Required Amendments List (RA List) for qualified retirement plans. Annual RA Lists identify changes in the qualification requirements that may result in disqualifying provisions and require a remedial amendment. (A “disqualifying provision” is a required provision … Read More