ERISA Insights

Thoughts for U.S. Employers Sending Employees Overseas

Note: I wish I had known about Juliet when I was an in-house lawyer … and am very grateful to have her as a colleague. Take a look at this very practical advice for U.S. employers in the daunting position of sending employees oversees. -bob...

IRS Notice 2016-4 — ACA Reporting Extension for Forms 1094 & 1095

IRS Notice 2016-4 makes for some happy reading. (IRS Notice 2016-4) Background. All Applicable Large Employers (those with 50 or more full time equivalent employees) must report on Form 1095 whether they offered affordable, minimum essential coverage at minimum value to employees (and their dependents) who...

Happy New Year – ACA Reporting Extension!

Here’s a link to IRS Notice 2016-4, extending the deadline for issuing and filing Forms 1094 and 1095. Stay tuned for more on this. (IRS Notice 2016-4) Kudos to Holly Fistler who first spotted this one in our group. Update: Click here for our summary.

Women in GC role and on Boards

I was pleased to see a post on Project 5 / 165 by my colleague, Melinda Maher. Our site here is about employee benefits education and commentary. As a longtime partner in a BigLaw environment and one who advises on employee benefits and corporate executive...

Women General Counsel – Project 5 / 165

I was happy to participate in the Minneapolis Project 5 / 165 Workshop at Dorsey in Minneapolis today with some of the area’s most influential women corporate counsel. (dorsey.com) Project 5/165 is an invitation-only series of regional educational workshops designed to support and accelerate the...

Lessons Learned: Benefit Plan Schedules

Note. I spent 12 years in a large firm as an employee benefits lawyer and another 12 as an Assistant General Counsel for Pay & Benefits at a Fortune 50 company. I’m now back at my law firm. That makes me pretty lucky. This is...

Monday Briefing: Cadillac Tax Developments & More

Here are a few things to consider alongside your cyber-Monday web-surfing. We have some very good intelligence suggesting that Congress is considering pushing the Cadillac (tax) down the road a few years. Members of Congress reportedly left for Thanksgiving break with a proposal on the...

ERISA lawyers

Here’s a post from Daily Lawyer Tips. Where do we start? “For corporate associates doing deals, one of the hardest things about working with specialist attorneys is that they have a hard time thinking about the bigger picture beyond their specialty. So it’s always a...

Monday Briefing: the retirement edition

Many expect retirement policy to be a focus of the next Congress. That seems to be supported by recent events. Here are a few: The DOL gave a green light to various state retirement plan designs last week, explaining how they can avoid ERISA. State...

Monday Briefing

A few things to ponder as you start your week in the world of employee benefits. Another rock (or is it a hard place?) for wellness plans. EEOC issues proposed rules under GINA.  (EEOC Proposed Regs) (EEOC Fact Sheet) More evidence that individual consumer issues will...