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A group health plan is an employee welfare benefit plan established or maintained by an employer or by an employee organization (such as a union), or both, that provides medical care for participants or their dependents directly or through insurance, reimbursement, or otherwise. Most private sector health plans are ...


Subtopics Child Care Assistance Compliance Assistance Consumer Information on Health Plans Continuation of Health Coverage (COBRA) Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)


(a)General. (1) The purpose of this section is to clarify the definition of the terms “ employee welfare benefit plan” and “welfare plan” for purposes of title I of the Act and this chapter by identifying certain practices which do not constitute employee welfare benefit plans for those purposes. In addition, the practices listed in this ...


Healthier, more engaged employees can create a business advantage if employers can address rising costs, increasing regulatory complexity, low employee engagement, and uneven program performance.


Of the members appointed, three shall be representatives of employee organizations (at least one of whom shall be representative of any organization members of which are participants in a multiemployer plan); three shall be representatives of employers (at least one of whom shall be representative of employers ...


Health and Welfare. Plans Under the. Employee Retirement. Income Security Act: Guidelines for State and. Federal Regulation. National. Association of ... insurance regulatory authority in the states, districts, or territories of the United States. ... Key United States Supreme Court Opinions on ERISA's Preemption Provisions.


Jan 8, 2016 ... However, as the year begins, below are a few issues that we believe sponsors of health and welfare plans will be facing going into 2016, and ... a financial incentive equal to up to 30 percent of the cost of employee-only health plan coverage, in exchange for participation in a wellness program, to be ...


Sep 22, 2011 ... the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Employee Benefit Security Administration's criminal enforcement actions involving ..... The company offered employees a Simple IRA employee welfare benefit ... account for the benefit of the LLC, and to describe the transaction in plan records as an investment in a.


Ian Dingwall, CPA, Chief Accountant, Employee Benefits Security Administration, U.S. Department of Labor In this session, Mr. Dingwall will discuss ... Kenneth A. Bagner, CPA, MST, CGMA, Member of the Firm in Charge of Employee Benefit Plan Practice, Sobel & Company LLC Review the nuts-and-bolts of employee ...