EBIA Weekly Newsletter

Register Today for EBIA Webinars, Seminars, and Advanced Conference!

   March 22, 2018

EBIA webinars focus on key topics and current developments for employers, plan service providers, and their advisors. You’re just in time for our first-quarter update on March 28. Our intermediate-level seminars provide more in-depth coverage and live, in-person Q&A time—great for staff training! And this year’s EBIA Advanced Conference in Seattle celebrates our 20th anniversary! … Read More

Court Rejects Massachusetts’ Challenge to Regulations Expanding Contraceptive Coverage Exemption

   March 22, 2018

Massachusetts v. U.S. Dep’t of Health & Human Servs., 2018 WL 1257762 (D. Mass. 2018) Available at https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/USCOURTS-mad-1_17-cv-11930/pdf/USCOURTS-mad-1_17-cv-11930-1.pdf A federal trial court has determined that Massachusetts lacks standing to challenge two interim final regulations issued in 2017 that expanded the exemptions from the requirement to provide certain contraceptive coverage without cost-sharing … Read More

IRS Announces Retroactive Reduction in Determination Letter Fee for Terminating Plans

   March 22, 2018

Rev. Proc. 2018-19 (Mar. 19, 2018) Available at https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/rp-18-19.pdf The IRS has announced that the user fee for determination letters for terminating retirement plans, including 401(k) plans, is reduced from $3,000 to $2,300 effective January 2, 2018. Determination letter applications for terminating plans are submitted using Form 5310. The announced reduction … Read More