Author Archive: Jenny Gartman, CEBS

About Jenny Gartman, CEBS

Manager, Reference/Research Services at the International Foundation
Favorite Foundation Member Service: Personalized Research Service
Benefits Topics That Interest Her Most: Mental health and retirement security
Personal Insight: Jenny likes spending time with family, knitting, reading memoirs and going for walks around the neighborhood.

2023 Outlook on Respiratory Illnesses and the Workforce

At this time of year in cold climates, airborne illnesses (influenza, respiratory syncytial virus and COVID-19) persistently impact families and workplaces. Influenza is a well-known endemic. Endemic means persistent—It will… Read more >

2023 Employee Benefits Reporting and Disclosure Calendars

Plan sponsors and administrators are encouraged to reference these comprehensive calendars to stay on track in 2023. Health and Retirement Plans Subject to ERISA (Includes Multiemployer Plans) Health and Welfare… Read more >

PBGC Special Financial Assistance “Lock-In” Application for Nonpriority Plans

Multiemployer pension plans that intend to apply for SFA from the PBGC should note the schedule for reviewing applications and may want to consider submitting a lock-in application.

Five Reasons Why Cryptocurrencies Can Present Serious Risks to 401(k) Fiduciaries and Participants

On March 10, 2022, the Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) released compliance guidance that cautions plan fiduciaries to exercise extreme care before they consider adding a cryptocurrency… Read more >

Everything Employers Need to Know About Current COVID-19 Compliance

We kicked off 2022 with two big developments for employers across the U.S. regarding COVID-19 compliance— vaccine-or-test mandates and at-home testing coverage. Here’s everything employers should know about these major… Read more >

PBGC Improves Multiemployer Outlook Due to ARPA

PBGC Improves Multiemployer Outlook Due to ARPA

On September 20, 2021, PBGC released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Projections Report and a Five-Year Multiemployer Program Report. The reports show a substantial improvement in the outlook for PBGC’s… Read more >

Five Key Points to Know About PBGC Special Financial Assistance

Five Key Points to Know About PBGC Special Financial Assistance

During a webcast on August 10, 2021 titled Financial Assistance Program Overview for Financially Troubled Multiemployer Pension Plans, speakers shared insights on the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation (PBGC) special financial… Read more >