NEWS & PUBLICATIONS

New England Employee Benefit Council presents -- 2018 Retirement Boot Camp
Thursday, November 1, 2018, 8:00 to 12:00
Forefront Waltham Conference Center, 404 Wyman Street, Waltham MA.

A Defined Contribution (DC) retirement plan is a key component of most employee benefit programs. Beyond the initial design and implementation:

  • Is your DC plan in compliance?
  • Are you meeting your fiduciary responsibilities managing the plan?
  • Is your 401(k) maximizing its full potential for all of your employees?
These are ongoing considerations for ALL benefits and HR professionals alike: new, entry-level and seasoned!

Summary of Draft EMAC Supplement Regs (November 2017)

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Have you "HIRD"? A Massachusetts EMAC Update (November 2017)

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Summary of New and Increased EMAC Assessments Beginning January 1,2018 and Ending December 31, 2019 (October 2017)

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New England Employee Benefit Council presents -- 2017 Basics: Get the 411 on your 401(k) -- on Thursday, November 2, 2017, 8:30 to 12:00 at Waltham Woods Conference Center, 860 Winter Street, Waltham MA.

2017 Draft Forms 1094/1095 Released (July 2017)

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Senate Efforts Collapse- July 28, 2017 Alert (July 2017)

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Senate Vote Delayed - June 27, 2017 Alert (June 2017)

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Senate Health Bill Released - June 23, 2017 (June 2017)

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Parker, Brown, Macaulay & Sheerin, P.C. Newsletter (April 2017)
Provides a summary of regulatory updates that may affect your retirement plan

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Trump Executive Order on the ACA (January 2017)

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Opt-Out Plans - Proof of Coverage Is Not Enough (August 2016)

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New England Employee Benefit Council presents -- 2016 Strategic Retirement Solutions: Vendor Showcase for Employee Financial Wellness Resources -- on Thursday, May 19, 8:30 to 12:00

IRS Delays Employer Reporting Requirements (December 2015)

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IRS Adjustments to 9.5% Affordability and ESR Penalty Assessments (December 2015)

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No MEC Filing Required for Integrated HRAs (September 2015)

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REVISED MA EST Safe Harbor - Employee Notice Released 6.10.15

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New Massachusettes Earned Sick Time Law will not be delayed, but there is a six-month transistional Sage Harbor for some employers (May 2015)

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Notice 2014-55 - Additional Permitted Election Changes for Health Coverage under Section 125 Cafteria Plans (September 2014)

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Final Employer Shared Responsibility Provisions under the ACA (Febraury 2014)

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Use or Lose Rule Modified to Permit Carryovers (November 2013)

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MA Connector Announces Fate of Section 125 Plan Requirement (October 2013)

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Transistion Relief for 2014 Under the ACA's Information Reporting Requirements and Employer Shared Responsibility Provisions (July 2013)

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New Guidance on The Notice to Employees of Marketplace Coverage Options and the Updated Model COBRA Election Form (July 2013)

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Continuing to Implement the ACA in Careful, Thoughtful Manner (July 2013)

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Employer Shared Responsibility – Identifying FT Employees and IRS Safe Harbors. (April 2013)

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Employer Shared Responsibility Quick Start Overview (January 2013)

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MA Fair Share Contribution to be Repealed (January 2013)

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Here Come the Taxes on your GHP

Part 1 (December 2012)    View PDF...

Part 2 (December 2012)    View PDF...

Regulations Proposed for Health-Contingent Wellness Programs Under the ACA (December 2012)

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Guidance Issued on Full-Time Employee Status (September 2012)

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Changes to MA Fair Share Contribution Requirement Enacted (August 2012)

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SCOTUS Rules on the ACA - It's Business as Usual (June 2012)

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$2,500 FSA Contribution Limit Guidance Issued (June 2012)

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Essential Health Benefits Report Released to HHS By Institute of Medicine (October 2011)

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Overview of Proposed Regulation Regarding Summary of Benefit Coverage (SBC) and Uniform Glossary Requirements (August, 2011)

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Additional Guidelines for Coverage of Women’s Preventive Services Without Cost Sharing Adopted. (August, 2011)

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Interim Final Rules for International Claims/Appeals and External Review Processes (July 20, 2010)

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