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Recent Developments in Affordable Care Act Compliance: Employer Obligations for 2018 and Beyond
February 5, 2018

Implications of a Government Shutdown for Employers and Educators
January 19, 2018

Illinois General Assembly Takes Steps to Address Sexual Harassment in Government
November 17, 2017

Significant Changes Proposed for Employee Benefit Plan Audit Reports
September 5, 2017

Two of Franczek Radelet's Named Most Influential Women Lawyers in Chicago
July 31, 2017

Department of Labor Finalizes Claims and Appeals Regulations for Disability Benefits
June 21, 2017

U.S. Supreme Court Finds that Retirement Plans Sponsored by Religious Hospitals Are Exempt from ERISA
June 8, 2017

Senate Votes to Revoke Department of Labor Guidance on State-Run Retirement Plans for Private Sector Employees
May 18, 2017

U.S. House of Representatives Approves ACA Repeal Bill
May 9, 2017

SEC Guidance Signals Approval for “Unbundled” Pricing for Mutual Funds
May 2, 2017

What is the American Health Care Act?
March 9, 2017

U.S. Supreme Court to Consider ERISA Church Plan Exemption
January 3, 2017

IRS Grants Extension of ACA Information Reporting Deadline and Provides Good Faith Standards for 2016 Information Reports
November 30, 2016

A Trump Presidency: Potential Impact on Employee Benefits Law and Policy
November 10, 2016

Student Health Insurance Plans and the ACA: Agencies Provide Enforcement Relief that Allows Colleges and Universities to Continue Subsidizing the Cost of Student Health Insurance Plans for Graduate Student Employees
October 25, 2016

Treasury Makes it Easier for Pension Plans to Pay Partial Annuities
October 17, 2016

Final Regulations Issued on Application of ERISA to State-Sponsored Retirement Programs for Private Sector Employees
August 30, 2016

Multiple Universities Sued Over 403(b) Retirement Plan Investment Fees
August 22, 2016

Illinois Revises Data Privacy Statute
August 4, 2016

IRS Issues Guidance on Changes to Determination Letter Program for Retirement Plans
July 20, 2016

IRS Issues Proposed Regulations on Health Plan Opt-Out Payments
July 7, 2016

HHS Releases Final Health Equity Rule under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act
June 23, 2016

Chicago Poised to Become Next City to Require Paid Sick Leave for Employees
June 17, 2016

EEOC Issues Sample Wellness Program ADA Notice
June 17, 2016

PBGC Issues Proposed Rule on Mergers and Transfers Between Multiemployer Plans
June 7, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Rule on Merits in ACA Religious Accommodation Case
May 19, 2016

Treasury Department Rejects Central States Pension Fund's Benefit Reduction Proposal
May 9, 2016

Law360 Recognizes Franczek Radelet as a Leading Firm for Female Attorneys
April 27, 2016

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Rule Redefining ERISA’s Definition of “Fiduciary” for Certain Types of Investment Advice
April 26, 2016

New Affordable Care Act FAQs Released on Rescissions of Coverage, Preventive Care Mandate, Out-of-Network Emergency Service Coverage, and Mental Health Parity
April 25, 2016

Private Equity Funds Found Liable For Multiemployer Pension Obligations of Portfolio Company
April 5, 2016

Illinois Supreme Court Strikes Down City of Chicago Pension Reform Legislation
March 28, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court Rules That ERISA Preempts State Health Claims Reporting Law
March 1, 2016

Important Development in Dave & Buster’s Lawsuit Regarding Whether Cutting Employee Work Hours Violates ERISA
February 22, 2016

IRS Proposes Permanent Nondiscrimination/Coverage Relief for Closed Pension Plans
February 3, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies the Scope of ERISA Fiduciary Obligations in Recent Stock Drop Decision
February 2, 2016

IRS Issues Proposed Rules on Normal Retirement Age for Governmental Plans
January 28, 2016

DOL Announces Expansion of Defined Benefit Pension Plan Audit Program
January 27, 2016

IRS Issues New Guidance on ACA and Other Health Plan-Related Legal Requirements
January 13, 2016

IRS Extends 2015 Affordable Care Act Information Reporting Deadlines
January 4, 2016

ACA’s “Cadillac Tax” Delayed for Two Years to 2020
December 18, 2015

U.S. Department of Labor Pushes “Persuader Rules” to Final Approval Stage
December 14, 2015

IRS Introduces New Compliance Questions on Form 5500
December 9, 2015

DOL Issues Guidance on the Application of ERISA to State-Sponsored Retirement Programs for Private Sector Employees
December 8, 2015

DOL Proposes More Robust Claims Procedures for ERISA Disability Claims
December 7, 2015

Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 Includes Pension and ACA Provisions
November 9, 2015

EEOC Issues Proposed Rule on Wellness Programs and GINA
November 2, 2015

Treasury and the IRS Issue Proposed Regulations Implementing Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Ruling
October 29, 2015

Recent Seventh Circuit Decision Finds That Multiemployer Pension Withdrawal Liability Can Automatically Transfer to Asset Purchaser
October 28, 2015

New Affordable Care Act FAQs Issued
October 27, 2015

Central States Pension Fund Submits ‘Rescue Plan’ Seeking Approval to Reduce Benefits
October 12, 2015

PBGC Report Shows Modest Improvements in Agency’s Long-Term Solvency
September 29, 2015

IRS Issues Final ACA Information Reporting Forms and Instructions
September 25, 2015

Department of Treasury Issues 2015-2016 Priority Planning Guide
September 2015

DOL Provides Guidance Regarding Monitoring Annuity Providers
September 2015

DOL to Provide Guidance Regarding State-Based Retirement Programs
September 2015

Final Rule Regarding Preventive Services Under ACA
September 2015

IRS Issues Second Notice on Cadillac Tax
September 2015

IRS Provides Q&As on PCORI Fee
September 2015

IRS Provides Updated Guidance on Electronic Filing of ACA Information Returns
September 2015

IRS to Prohibit Lump-Sum Cashout Windows for Pension Plan Retirees
September 2015

Major Revisions to Qualified Plan Determination Letter Process Announced
September 2015

PBGC Proposes Changes to Plan Reporting Requirements
September 2015

Updated Static Mortality Tables Issued for Defined Benefit Pension Plans
September 2015

Employee Benefits Alert - August 2015
September 8, 2015

Employee Benefits Alert - July 2015
August 4, 2015

IRS to Prohibit Lump-Sum Cashout Windows for Pension Plan Retirees
July 10, 2015

Agencies Finalize ACA’s Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) Rule
July 2015

Agency Guidance Issued on the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act (MPRA)
July 2015

GASB Changes Governmental Entity Accounting Disclosure Rules for Retiree Health Benefits
July 2015

SEC Issues Proposed Incentive Compensation Clawback Rule
July 2015

Monthly Benefits Alert - June 2015
July 6, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court Rules that States Must Permit and Recognize Same-Sex Marriage
June 26, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act Subsidies
June 25, 2015

Class Action Suit Alleges Dave & Buster’s Cut Employee Work Hours to Skirt ACA Obligation to Offer Health Coverage
June 2015

Departments Issue Additional Guidance on Preventive Services
June 2015

Departments Issue FAQs on Cost-Sharing and Restated Enforcement Approach on Provider Nondiscrimination Rules under ACA
June 2015

EBSA Releases Plan Audit Quality Report, Recommends Stricter Plan Audit Standards
June 2015

IRS Makes Permanent Late Filing Relief for “One-Participant” and Certain Foreign Retirement Plans
June 2015

IRS Publishes FAQs Related to ACA Reporting for Employers
June 2015

Supreme Court Rules That Fiduciary Breach Claims Related to 401(k) Investment Options Not Time-Barred by ERISA’s Six-Year Limitations Period
June 2015

Monthly Benefits Alert - May 2015
June 4, 2015

Bill Introduced to Repeal Cadillac Tax
May 2015

Central States Pension Fund Developing Rescue Plan
May 2015

DOL Files Complaint Against Plan Fiduciaries for Using 401(k) Contributions and Loan Repayments to Fund Plan Sponsor’s General Operating Expenses
May 2015

DOL Re-Proposes Fiduciary Rule
May 2015

EEOC Issues Proposed Rule on Wellness Programs
May 2015

IRS Announces Potential Changes to Determination Letter Program
May 2015

IRS Provides Penalty Relief for Incorrect or Delayed Forms 1095-A
May 2015

Monthly Benefits Alert - April 2015
May 5, 2015

EEOC Issues Proposed Rule on Wellness Programs and the ADA
April 21, 2015

EEOC Initiates Rulemaking Process for Employer-Sponsored Wellness Programs
April 2015

IRS Extends Temporary Coverage/Nondiscrimination Testing Relief for Closed Defined Benefit Plans
April 2015

IRS Modifies its Voluntary Retirement Plan Correction Procedures (EPCRS)
April 2015

Supreme Court to Hear Arguments Involving a Health Plan’s Right to Recover Plan Overpayments
April 2015

Monthly Benefits Alert - March 2015
April 6, 2015

Anthem Data Breach Requires Plan Sponsor Attention
March 2015

IRS Issues Final ACA Coverage Reporting Forms and Instructions
March 2015

IRS Provides Temporary Enforcement Relief for Small Employers Offering Employer Payment Plans
March 2015

IRS Releases Preliminary Guidance on “Cadillac Plan” Tax under ACA
March 2015

SEC Issues Rule 482 No-Action Relief to Non-ERISA 403(b), 457 Plans
March 2015

Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Challenge to ACA Premium Subsidies
March 2015

Monthly Benefits Alert - February 2015
March 5, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court Invalidates Yard-Man Presumption for Collectively-Bargained Retiree Health Benefits
March 2015

DOL Issues Final Rules for Annual Funding Notice Requirements and Addresses Extended Pension Smoothing Law’s Impact on Annual Funding Notices
February 2015

Legislation Passed Relating to Full-Time Employees under Affordable Care Act
February 4, 2015

PBGC Issues Draft 2015 Premium Filing Instructions Requiring De-risking Disclosures
February 2015

PBGC Moratorium on Enforcement of 4062(e) Ends
February 2015

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds PBGC Determination Disallowing Post-Termination Plan Amendment
February 2015

Special IRS Payroll Procedures Issued for Retroactive Increase in Transit Benefits
February 2015

Monthly Benefits Update - January 2015
February 3, 2015

Supreme Court Reverses the Sixth Circuit’s Yard-Man Presumption
February 2, 2015

Monthly Benefits Update - December 2014
January 7, 2015

Agencies Green Light Pilot Program to Allow Limited Wrap-Around Coverage for Health Insurance Policies Purchased on an Exchange
January 2015

Illinois Becomes the First State to Require Automatic Retirement Savings Program for Workers Without Access to a Workplace Retirement Plan
January 2015

IRS Issues 2014 Cumulative List of Plan Changes
January 2015

IRS Updates Determination Letter Procedures Regarding Incomplete Applications
January 2015

New Comprehensive Federal Spending Bill Includes Extensive Pension Related Provisions
January 2015

New Proposed Rules Streamline ACA Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) Disclosure Requirement
January 2015

New Federal Spending Bill Includes Extensive Pension Related Provisions
December 19, 2014

Monthly Benefits Update - November 2014
December 5, 2014

2015 Flexible Spending Account Contribution Limit Increased
December 2014

ACA Transitional Reinsurance Program Reporting Deadline Extended
December 2014

Agencies Say Plans Not Providing Hospitalization, Physician Services Likely Do Not Satisfy ACA Minimum Value Requirements
December 2014

IRS Revises Model Safe Harbor Section 402(f) Explanations for Rollover Distributions
December 2014

Pension Reform Legislation Ruled Unconstitutional; Illinois Supreme Court Appeal Expected
December 2014

Sixth Circuit Upholds Forum Selection Clause in ERISA Plan
December 4, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court Grants Review of ACA Case Involving Premium Subsidies Offered Through Federally Facilitated Exchanges?
December 2014

Monthly Benefits Update - October 2014
November 7, 2014

EEOC Files Lawsuit Challenging Biometric Testing in Wellness Programs
November 2014

IRS Announces 2015 Dollar Limits for Health FSAs and Transportation Benefits
November 2014

IRS Issues Guidance Permitting Plans to Offer Target Date Funds with Longevity Annuities
November 2014

Agencies Say Plans Not Providing Hospitalization, Physician Services Likely Do Not Satisfy ACA Minimum Value Requirements
November 2014

CMS Delays Enforcement of Health Plan ID Requirements
November 2014

Departments Issue Guidance Regarding Use of Reference-Based Pricing under ACA
November 2014

Monthly Benefits Update - September 2014
October 6, 2014

Illinois Circuit Judge Bars State from Requiring State Retirees to Pay Health Premiums
October 2014

DOL Proposes Rule Requiring Electronic Filing of Top-Hat Plan Election, Apprenticeship and Training Fund Filings
October 2014

IRS Issues Final Cash Balance Plan Regulations
October 2014

IRS Issues Guidance Permitting Rollovers of After-Tax Contributions to Roth IRAs
October 2014

PIMCO and Bill Gross Part Ways
October 2014

Agencies Issue Final Rules Amending Definitions of Excepted Benefits
October 2014

IRS Issues Guidance on How to Deal With a Change to an Employee’s Measurement Period Under ACA Employer Mandate
October 2014

IRS Issues Guidance Permitting Additional Mid-Year Election Changes Under a Cafeteria Plan
October 2014

IRS Sets PCORI Fee Rate for Plan Years Ending After October 2014
October 2014

Monthly Benefits Update - August 2014
September 2, 2014

DOL Issues Post-Hobby Lobby Guidance for Closely Held For-Profits Making Changes in Contraception Coverage
August 2014

Federal Appeals Courts Issue Contradictory Rulings on Federal Marketplace Subsidies under Affordable Care Act
August 2014

Illinois Supreme Court Rules that Public Sector Retiree Health Subsidies are Constitutionally Protected Benefits
August 2014

IRS Issues Draft Forms for Coverage Reporting Requirements under the Affordable Care Act
August 2014

IRS Modifies Required Minimum Distribution Rules to Permit Purchase of Longevity Annuities in Defined Contribution Plans
August 2014

IRS Seeking Comments on Business Hardship Rules for Safe Harbor Defined Contribution Plans
August 2014

PBGC Issues Enforcement Moratorium on 4062(e) Cases through End of 2014
August 2014

Supreme Court Grants Injunction to Religious University Barring Strict Enforcement of Accommodation Scheme for ACA Contraception Mandate
August 2014

Monthly Benefits Update - July 2014
August 3, 2014

Illinois Supreme Court Rules that Retiree Health Subsidies are Constitutionally Protected Benefits
July 10, 2014

Monthly Benefits Update - June 2014
July 2, 2014

Monthly Benefits Update - May 2014
June 2, 2014

Monthly Benefits Update - April 2014
May 2, 2014

IRS Issues 2015 HSA Contribution Limits, High-Deductible Health Plan Definition, Out of Pocket Expense Limit
April 2014

IRS Issues Follow-up Guidance Regarding Application of the Windsor/DOMA Decision to Qualified Retirement Plans
April 2014

IRS Issues Revenue Ruling to Simplify Validation of Incoming Rollover Contributions
April 2014

Monthly Benefits Update - March 2014
April 1, 2014

CMS Specifies Issuer Obligations to Offer Coverage Options to Same Sex Spouses
March 2014

Deadline for Applications to the IRS 403(b) Plan Preapproval Program Extended
March 2014

DOL Begins Rulemaking Process for 408(b)(2) Service Provider Fee Disclosure Guides
March 2014

Supreme Court Clarifies Employer FICA Withholding Obligations for Severance Payments in U.S. v. Quality Stores Inc.
March 2014

Treasury and the IRS Clarify Affordable Care Act Reporting Obligations
March 2014

Monthly Benefits Update - February 2014
March 1, 2014

Health Care Reform: Agencies Issue Final and Newly Proposed Rules on Waiting Periods
February 2014

Health Care Reform: Seventh Circuit Rejects Notre Dame’s Request for Injunction Against ACA Contraception Mandate While Supreme Court Challenges Are Pending
February 2014

HHS Releases Guidance on Disclosure of Mental Health Information Under HIPAA
February 2014

IRS Addresses Correction Method for Failure to Timely Provide Safe Harbor 401(k) Notice
February 2014

IRS Clarifies Position on Substantial Risk of Forfeiture in Final Section 83 Rules
February 2014

IRS Issues Final Affordable Care Act “Pay or Play” Regulations
February 14, 2014

Monthly Benefits Update - January 2014
February 2014

Agencies Issue New Round of Affordable Care Act FAQs
January 2014

New “myRA” Workplace Savings Program
January 2014

PBGC Proposal Eases Rules Related to Multiemployer Plan Filing and Notice Requirements
January 2014

Monthly Benefits Update - December 2013
January 2014

IRS Issues Guidance Aimed at Helping Frozen DB Plans Pass Nondiscrimination Testing
December 2013

IRS Issues Guidance on In-Plan Roth Rollovers
December 2013

IRS Issues Guidance on the Application of the Windsor/DOMA Decision to Cafeteria Plans, FSAs, and HSAs
December 2013

New U.S. Budget Bill Increases PBGC Premiums
December 2013

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Plan’s Internal Statute of Limitations
December 2013

Illinois General Assembly Passes Pension Reform Bill
December 5, 2013

Monthly Benefits Update - November 2013
December 2013

Health Care Reform: Supreme Court Grants Review to Two Cases Challenging ACA’s Contraception Coverage Mandate
November 2013

Health Care Reform: IRS Publishes Final Rules on Additional Medicare Tax
November 2013

Agencies Issue Final Regulations on Mental Health Parity Requirements
November 2013

IRS Publishes Final Business Hardship Rules for Safe Harbor Defined Contribution Plans
November 2013

IRS Permits 403(b) Plan Sponsors to Correct Failure to Adopt Written Plan Document Using VCP
November 2013

State Legislators Reach Deal to Increase Pension Funding
November 2013

Monthly Benefits Update - October 2013
November 2013

Flexible Spending Account Plans – Modification of Use-It-Or-Lose-It Rule for Health FSAs
October 2013

Health Care Reform: Federal Health Insurance Marketplace Opens With Technical “Glitches”
October 2013

Health Care Reform: House Committee Considers Full-Time Employee Definition Under ACA
October 2013

IRS Announces Cost-Of-Living Adjustments on Retirement Plan Limits for 2014
October 2013

Public Pension Reform in Illinois at the “One-Yard Line”
October 2013

U.S. Supreme Court Grants Certiorari to Consider FICA Taxation of Supplemental Unemployment
October 2013

Monthly Benefits Update - September 2013
October 3, 2013

Defense of Marriage Act: DOL Recognizes Same-Sex Marriages & IRS Issues Procedures for Employment Tax Adjustments
September 2013

Health Care Reform: DOL, IRS and HHS Issue Guidance on the Affordable Care Act Impact on HRAs, Health Care FSAs and Other Arrangements
September 2013

Health Care Reform: FAQ Part XVI Addresses Insurance Exchange Notice and 90-Day Waiting Period Requirement
September 2013

Health Care Reform: IRS Issues Proposed Regulations on the Reporting Requirements
September 2013

HIPAA: Business Associate Agreements and Notices of Privacy Practices
September 2013

Monthly Benefits Update - August 2013
September 3, 2013

Correcting Pension Overpayments and Underpayments
September 2013

IRS Issues Final Regulations on Individual Mandate & October 1 Deadline to Provide Notices of Exchange Coverage Options
August 2013

IRS Issues Guidance Recognizing Same-Sex Marriage for Federal Tax Purposes
August 2013

Monthly Benefits Update - July 2013
August 1, 2013

DOL Field Assistance Bulletin Permits One-Time “Reset” in Timing of Participant Disclosures
July 2013

DOL Issues Guidance on Revenue-Sharing Arrangements
July 2013

Health Care Reform: IRS Transitional Relief Delays Pay or Play Reporting and Penalties
July 2013

Teachers’ Retirement System Early Retirement Option Extended
July 2013

Obama Administration Announces Delay of Pay or Play Penalties under Affordable Care Act
July 3, 2013

Monthly Benefits Update - June 2013
July 1, 2013

Final Rules Issued on Coverage of Contraceptives Under Preventive Services
June 2013

Illinois Lawmakers Fail to Pass Pension Reform – Bonds Downgraded
June 2013

New IRS Form 720 – Quarterly Federal Excise Tax Return
June 2013

Retirement Plans: Automatic Enrollment Guidance to be Issued & 457(b) Plans Under IRS Scrutiny
June 2013

Seventh Circuit Allows Participant to Seek Money Damages Following Amara Case
June 2013

Supreme Court Ruling on United States v. Windsor
June 2013

The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) Files Administrative Complaints HHS Alleging Sex Discrimination in Plan Coverage
June 2013

“Alter Ego” Theory May Be Used to Impose Withdrawal Liability
June 2013

Monthly Benefits Update - May 2013
June 3, 2013

DOL Issues Proposed Rule Requiring Lifetime Income Illustrations on Defined Contribution Plan Benefit Statements
May 2013

Health Care Reform: Agencies Issue Final Regulations on Wellness Programs Under ACA
May 2013

Health Care Reform: IRS Requests Comments on Proposed Rule on “Minimum Value” Health Coverage
May 2013

IRS Increases Contribution Limits for High-Deductible Plan Health Savings Accounts
May 2013

Health Care Reform: DOL Releases Temporary Guidance and Model Notice of Exchange Coverage Options to Employees
May 2013

Monthly Benefits Update - April 2013
May 1, 2013

Health Care Reform: Guidance for Employers Contributing to Multiemployer Welfare Plans
April 2013

Health Care Reform: Guidance for Individuals Seeking Health Insurance Premium Tax Credit
April 2013

Health Care Reform: Guidance on Required Future Modifications to SBC, Other Issues
April 2013

Obama Administration Revenue Proposals Affecting Retirement Savings
April 2013

PBGC Proposed Rule on Reportable Events
April 2013

United States Supreme Court Decision: US Airways Inc. v. McCutchen
April 2013

Monthly Benefits Update - March 2013
April 1, 2013

DOL Issues Fact Sheet on Target Date Funds in 401(k) Plans
March 2013

DOL Issues Guidance on New Information Required in Annual Funding Notice for DB Plans
March 2013

Federal Appeals Court Finds That Employer Breached ERISA Fiduciary Duties by Offering Retail-Level Mutual Funds in 401(k) Plan
March 2013

Health Care Reform: Agencies Issue Proposed Regulations on 90-Day Waiting Period Limitation
March 2013

Health Care Reform: College & University Group Submits Comments on Application of Pay or Play Rules in College & University Setting
March 2013

IRS Issues Opinion Letter Program for Pre-Approved 403(b) Plan Documents
March 2013

Monthly Benefits Update - February 2013
March 1, 2013

DOL Issues Advisory Opinion on Swap Transactions for ERISA Plans
February 2013

Health Care Reform: FAQ on Various Affordable Care Act Issues
February 2013

Health Care Reform: HHS Grants Conditional Approval to Illinois Partnership Insurance Exchange
February 2013

Health Care Reform: HHS Issues Final Regulations on Essential Health Benefits
February 2013

Illinois Pension Reform Efforts Intensify
February 2013

IRS Provides 403(b) Plan Assistance Tools
February 2013

Seventh Circuit Finds Individual Business Owners Liable for Withdrawal Liability
February 2013

Monthly Benefits Update - January 2013
February 4, 2013

DOL Issues Revised Delinquent Filer Voluntary Compliance Program
January 2013

Health Care Reform: IRS Issues FAQs on Various ACA Issues
January 2013

Health Care Reform: IRS Issues Proposed “Pay or Play” Regulations
January 2013

HHS Issues Final HIPAA Regulations Incorporating HITECH Act and GINA
January 2013

In-Plan Roth Conversions Now Possible Without a Distribution Event
January 2013

IRS Issues New Correction Procedures
January 2013

Transit Benefit Limit Increased Retroactively
January 2013

Health Care Reform: Preparations for 2014 Pay or Play Rules Should Begin Now
January 9, 2013

Health Care Reform: Details Regarding Significant New Fee Payable by Health Plan Sponsors Beginning in 2014
December 19, 2012

Health Care Reform – Medical Loss Ratio Rebates Issued
September 5, 2012

Reminder of Immediate Obligations for Plan Sponsors After Receiving Retirement Plan Fee Disclosures
July 24, 2012

Pension Funding Relief Legislation Becomes Law
July 9, 2012

Health Care Reform – Getting Back on Task in the Wake of the Supreme Court’s Decision
July 3, 2012

Supreme Court Upholds Federal Health Care Reform Law
June 28, 2012

New Guidance Increases Availability of Lifetime Income Options in Retirement Plans
May 25, 2012

Health Care Reform – Summary of Benefits and Coverage Final Rule
April 6, 2012

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments For Constitutional Challenge of Affordable Care Act – Day Three (Severability and Medicaid Expansion Issues)
March 29, 2012

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments For Constitutional Challenge of Affordable Care Act – Day Two (Challenges to Individual Mandate)
March 28, 2012

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments For Constitutional Challenge of Affordable Care Act – Day One
March 27, 2012

Plan Sponsor Obligations Under New Retirement Plan Fee Disclosure Rules
March 19, 2012

IRS Releases Findings from 401(k) Plan Compliance Check Questionnaires
March 5, 2012

DOL Service Provider Fee Disclosure Regulations To Go Into Effect in Early 2012
November 10, 2011

Health Care Reform – Significant New Changes to Claims and Appeals Requirements
July 21, 2011

Health Care Reform – Pending Litigation Cases
June 8, 2011

Some Colleges and Universities to Receive 403(b) Plan Questionnaires from IRS
May 25, 2011

New Rules Require Retirement Plans to Disclose Investment Fees to Participants
February 8, 2011

Health Care Reform Implementation – Additional Guidance Issued
November 15, 2010

Another Federal Appeals Court Presumes that Fiduciaries’ Employer Stock Investment Decisions Are Legal
October 8, 2010

Health Care Reform – On the Eve of the New Health Care Reform Mandates
September 22, 2010

Health Care Reform – New Claims and Appeals Requirements
September 2, 2010

U.S. Supreme Court - Labor & Employment Decisions (2009-2010 Term)
August 10, 2010

DOL Issues New Fee Disclosure Rules for Retirement Plans
August 6, 2010

Health Care Reform - Grandfathered Health Plan Regulations
June 25, 2010

Health Care Reform – Dependent Coverage Regulations
May 26, 2010

Health Care Reform – Reinsurance Program Regulations
May 26, 2010

Supreme Court Broadens Deference Granted to ERISA Plan Administrators
May 19, 2010

COBRA Subsidy Extended Again, Now Through May 2010
April 20, 2010

HIRE Act – IRS Releases New Forms
April 14, 2010

Supreme Court Sets Standard to Review Investment Adviser Compensation
April 9, 2010

2010 Health Care Act: New Dependent Coverage Obligations and Expansion of Tax Dependent Status
March 30, 2010

Understanding Health Care Reform: Changes Impacting Employer-Sponsored Plans
March 30, 2010

COBRA Subsidy Extended Through March 2010
March 9, 2010

Depositing Employee Contributions – Final Regulations Adopt Safe Harbor
February 22, 2010

CHIPRA – Model CHIP Notice Issued by EBSA
February 12, 2010

Agencies Publish Mental Health Parity Regulations
February 8, 2010

COBRA Subsidy Extension – 6 additional months
December 22, 2009

Withdrawal Liability May Extend to Unrelated Entity if Entity Has Legal Obligation To Contribute To Pension Fund
November 4, 2009

IRS Issues Guidance for Employee's Contributions of Paid Time-Off
October 9, 2009

Crain's Chicago Business Names James C. Franczek, Jr. to its List of "Who's Who in Chicago Business"
September 28, 2009

HIPAA Breach Notification for Unsecured Protected Health Information - Regulations Issued
September 10, 2009

Refinancing of Plan Loans May Trigger Taxable Deemed Distributions and Penalties
July 13, 2009

401(k) Plans – IRS Issues Relief for Employers Suffering Business Hardship
June 2, 2009

2009 Recovery Act - DOL Issues Guidance to Appeal COBRA Subsidy Denials
May 27, 2009

Supreme Court Rules For AT&T In Pregnancy Discrimination Case
May 19, 2009

New Requirements for Dependent Coverage
April 24, 2009

2009 Recovery Act - DOL and IRS Release Long Awaited Guidance
April 8, 2009

2009 Recovery Act – COBRA Subsidy Update
March 24, 2009

2009 Recovery Act - DOL Releases Model COBRA Subsidy Notice
March 20, 2009

2009 Economic Stimulus Act: HIPAA Privacy and Security Requirements
March 18, 2009

2009 Economic Stimulus Act - COBRA Premium Assistance
February 17, 2009

Supreme Court Follows "Plan Documents" Rule in DuPont Decision
February 6, 2009

EEOC's Authority to Investigate Extends Even After Charge Withdrawn
February 5, 2009

President Obama Signs Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
January 29, 2009

Supreme Court: Title VII Prohibits Retaliation Against Employees For Participating In Employer's Harassment Investigation
January 28, 2009

Pension Relief Bill Signed Into Law
January 19, 2009

W-2 Reporting of Deferral of Compensation is Delayed
January 19, 2009

"Michelle's Law" Adds to Growing List of Health Care Developments in 2009
December 15, 2008

IRS Extends 403(b) Written Plan Deadline to December 31, 2009
December 15, 2008

Financial Bailout Bill Includes Mental Health Parity Act
October 23, 2008

A Review of the Supreme Court’s 2007-2008 Term
August 13, 2008

De Minimis Exception for ERISA Violations When Plan Fiduciaries Receive Gratuities From Service Providers
August 8, 2008

Supreme Court Clarifies the Standard of Review in ERISA Actions