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View From Mcdermott: Employee Benefit Plan Considerations For Health Systems In 2017
Health system employers, including hospitals and other not-for-profit employers within the healthcare industry, face unique challenges with respect to employee benefits and compensation compared to for-profit employers.
United States
10 Apr 2017
Three Key Employee Benefit Plan Issues For Health Systems in 2017
Each of these issues present risks and opportunities for health systems in 2017.
United States
14 Feb 2017
Supreme Court To Hear Church Plan Litigation
On December 2, 2016, the Supreme Court of the United States granted the petitions for writs of certiorari to Advocate Health Care, et al. v. Stapleton, Maria, et al., St. Peter's Healthcare, et al. v. Kaplan...
United States
13 Dec 2016
Two Adverse Decisions Against Church Plans Reached At Appellate Court Level
Since 2014, large church-controlled health systems that offer defined benefit pension plans have seen lawsuits filed as to whether such plans are eligible to qualify for the ERISA church-plan exemption, which governs those arrangements.
United States
26 Apr 2016
IRS To Begin Compliance Checks Of Non-Governmental Section 457(B) Plans
The Internal Revenue Service recently announced it was conducting "compliance checks" of Section 457(b) plans.
United States
17 Jul 2013
Multiple Class Action Complaints Challenge Church Plan Status of Hospital Pension Plans
Recent complaints challenging the "church plan" status of certain pension plans maintained by church-sponsored hospital systems may signal the beginning of a new wave of lawsuits challenging underfunded church pension plans.
United States
6 Jul 2013
IRS Issues 403(b) Plan Fix-It Guide
On February 21, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) added to its "self-help" resources a new "403(b) Plan Fix-It Guide" to provide guidance more specifically directed at 403(b) plan sponsors that identify qualification or operational plan failures under their 403(b) plans.
United States
18 Mar 2013
DOL Audit Letters Requesting Proof Of Compliance With Health Care Reform Requirements
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) audits already evaluate a company’s compliance on a spectrum of laws, statutes and regulations.
United States
25 Feb 2013
New DOL Opinion States Certain 403(b) Plans No Longer Exempt From ERISA
Recently issued U.S. Department of Labor guidance indicates limitations on the use of an exemption from the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (ERISA), for certain 403(b) Plans.
United States
19 Jun 2012
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