EBIA Weekly Newsletter

EBIA Is Your Go-To Resource for Employee Benefits Compliance


   July 28, 2016

EBIA has employee benefits compliance resources on a broad range of topics, with detailed expert analysis, examples, charts, practical tips, and sample documents. Here are highlights of recent updates to our ERISA compliance, self-insured health plans, and fringe benefits publications. ERISA Compliance. Our preemption coverage has been updated for a recent U.S. Supreme … Read More


Agencies Seek Alternative Accommodation Process for Contraceptive Coverage Mandate


   July 28, 2016

Request for Information: Coverage for Contraceptive Services, 26 CFR Part 54; 26 CFR Part 2590; 45 CFR Part 147, 81 Fed. Reg. 47741 (July 22, 2016) Available at https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-07-22/pdf/2016-17242.pdf The DOL, IRS, and HHS have issued a request for information on alternative ways of accommodating eligible organizations that object to providing mandated contraceptive … Read More


IRS Letter Answers Questions About Required Minimum Distributions


   July 28, 2016

Information Letter 2016-0039 (Apr. 14, 2016) Available at https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-wd/16-0039.pdf The IRS has released an information letter that responds to several questions about required minimum distributions (RMDs) from individual retirement accounts (IRAs) and qualified retirement plans (including 401(k) plans). Here is a summary: When must RMDs begin? The letter notes that while RMDs from … Read More