EBIA Weekly Newsletter

IRS Extends Third-Cycle Submission Period for Pre-Approved Defined Contribution Plan Providers


   August 23, 2018

Rev. Proc. 2018-42 (Aug. 15, 2018) Available at https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/rp-18-42.pdf The IRS has announced a three-month extension of the deadline for pre-approved defined contribution plan document providers to submit their opinion letter applications for the third six-year remedial amendment cycle. Under Rev. Proc. 2017-41, which combined the separate determination letter programs for … Read More


Can a Health Plan Limit Coverage of Chemotherapy Provided in a Clinical Trial?


   August 23, 2018

QUESTION: Our health plan generally covers chemotherapy to treat cancer. Can the plan limit coverage of chemotherapy if it is provided in connection with an approved clinical trial? ANSWER: Coverage for chemotherapy in connection with an approved clinical trial generally may not be limited. Under the Affordable Care Act, a non-grandfathered health plan may not … Read More


EBIA Webinars: One-Stop Shopping for Basic Training, Practical Insights, and Recent Developments!


   August 16, 2018

This month, the latest installment in our “Learning the Ropes” series—HRAs and HSAs—is perfect for training new staff members. In early September, our session on ASAs offers tips and strategies for service providers and plan sponsors; and then, in late September, everyone will “benefit” from our third-quarter update webinar! For more information or to order, … Read More


Hotel Chain Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over English-Only COBRA Notices


   August 16, 2018

Vazquez v. Marriott Int’l, Inc., 2018 WL 1988875 (M.D. Fla. 2018) (Docket: Order Granting Plaintiff’s Motion for Class Certification (Aug. 7, 2018)) A federal court has granted class action status in a lawsuit brought by a former hotel employee who alleged that the hotel chain failed to provide adequate COBRA election notices. The employee claimed … Read More