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Congress Enacts Emergency Coronavirus Response Legislation

On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed the first of what is likely to be a flurry of legislative responses that provide relief and benefits to those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) is […]

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Taking Public Sector Retiree Medical To The Next Level

Faced with the sobering reality of more than $1 trillion in unfunded retiree healthcare liabilities, public sector employers across the country are seeking a sustainable retiree health benefit solution. Their shift to relying on retiree health insurance exchanges will not […]

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Are You Looking for Missing Participants?

The Department of Labor (DOL) continues to focus on missing participants in retirement plans. In recent years, the DOL, in conjunction with the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), has been auditing retirement plans and reinforcing the actions that plan sponsors […]

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It’s Official: Coronavirus Screening and Treatment Covered Pre-Deductible for HDHPs

The Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Treasury issued guidance this week to employers stating coronavirus screening and treatment can be provided through a high deductible health plan (HDHP) without participants first having to satisfy the plan’s deductible. According to […]

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Impact of Historic Interest Rate Decline on Defined Benefit Plans

How will defined benefit pension plans be impacted by historic year-to-year interest rate declines? The U.S. has experienced over a 100 basis point decrease on 30-year treasury rates and significant decreases across treasury bonds of all durations from year-to-year. After […]

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The CARES Act and its Impact on Retirement Plans

After several days of intense negotiations between Senate leadership and the Executive branch, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act” or “Act”) was passed by the House on Friday, March 27th. The CARES Act will provide […]

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