Legislative

Student Loan Repayment and Financial Wellness Benefits: What’s New?

Anne Newhouse
 

Student loan repayment has been more top-of-mind in recent weeks with President Biden’s announcement on February 21, 2024. The Department of Education emailed 153,000 borrowers that student loans were being discharged for those enrolled in the Saving on a Valuable Education (SAVE) […]

Paid Family and Medical Leave Legislative Developments

Jenny Gartman, CEBS
 

Proposals for paid family and medical leave at the federal level historically haven’t had enough support to become law. Many states have added paid leave mandates since 2017, creating a challenge for multistate employers seeking to deliver consistent benefits to their entire […]

FAQs on Workplace Emergency Savings Accounts Under SECURE 2.0  

Jenny Gartman, CEBS
 

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) has issued FAQs on optional pension-linked emergency savings accounts (PLESAs) as part of the implementation of the SECURE 2.0 Act of 2022 (ERISA section 801). SECURE 2.0 authorized 401(k), 403(b) and governmental […]

Magazine Extra: How to Avoid the Contract Confusion of Gag Clause Compliance

Guest Contributor
 

Benefits Magazine Extra articles provide you with bonus content on a mix of benefits topics as well as deep dives and analyses on the latest benefit trends and compliance issues. Visit ifebp.org/benefitsmagazine to see the latest Benefits Magazine Extras as well as the bimonthly print edition.  Group […]

Legal & Legislative Reporter: Court Allows a Life Insurance Conversion Dispute to Move Forward

Guest Contributor
 

Every month, the International Foundation releases the Legal and Legislative Reporter, a compilation of new employee benefits-related case summaries. Below is a summary we thought you’d be interested in. Content provided by Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. The U.S. District Court for the […]

Legal & Legislative Reporter: Appellate Court Reverses and Remands Denial of Breach of Fiduciary Duty

Tim Hennessy
 

Every month, the International Foundation releases the Legal and Legislative Reporter, a compilation of new employee benefits-related case summaries. Below is a summary we thought you’d be interested in. Content provided by Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. The U.S. Court of Appeals for […]

New Mental Health Parity Guidance: More Clarity, But More Compliance Obligations

Anne Newhouse
 

According to speaker John Barlament, Shareholder, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, S.C., in his webcast “New Mental Health Parity Guidance: More Clarity, But More Compliance Obligations,” held on August 30, 2023, new guidance has been “desperately needed” on the topic of mental health […]