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Official Source Documents

January 18, 2017 — DOL Final Regulations on Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Annual Adjustments for 2017

December 20, 2016 — FAQs about Affordable Care Act Implementation Part 35: Special Enrollment Periods, Preventive Care, HRAs

October 25, 2016 — IRS Revenue Procedure 2016-55: Tax Limits

July 28, 2016 — FASB Exposure Draft: Proposed Accounting Standards Update on Employee Benefit Plan Master Trust Reporting

July 21, 2016 — DOL Proposed Regulations Regarding Employee Benefit Plan Annual Reporting and Disclosure

July 21, 2016 — Proposed Revision of Annual Information Return/Reports

July 14, 2016 — EEOC Notice Regarding Revised EEO-1

June 10, 2016 — Treasury/DOL/HHS Proposed Regulations on Expatriate Health Plans, Expatriate Health Plan Issuers, and Qualified Expatriates; Excepted Benefits; Lifetime and Annual Limits; and Short-Term, Limited-Duration Insurance

April 28, 2016 — IRS Revenue Procedure 2016-28: Indexed Amounts for HSAs, HDHPs

December 11, 2015 — Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the IRS Compliance Questions on the 2015 Form 5500-Series Returns

April 23, 2015 — FASB Proposed Accounting Standards Updates for Defined Benefit Pension Plans, Defined Contribution Pension Plans andHealth and Welfare Benefit Plans

February 3, 2015 —  DOL Request for Information on Updating Regulatory Process

November 4, 2014 — ERISA Advisory Council Executive Summary of Final Recommendations to DOL

May 12, 2014 — IRS Final Regulations on Tax Treatment of Qualified Retirement Plan Payment of Accident or Health Insurance Premiums

May 9, 2014 — IRS Notice 2014-35: Relief from Internal Revenue Code Late Filer Penalties for Certain Employee Benefit Plans

March 1, 2013 — ERISA Part 7 Health Benefits Laws Self Compliance Tool #1: HIPAA and Other Health Care-Related Provisions

March 1, 2013 — ERISA Part 7 Health Benefits Laws Self Compliance Tool #2: PPACA Provisions

February 10, 2012 — Treasury/IRS Semi-Annual Regulatory Agenda

February 10, 2012 —  HHS Semi-Annual Regulatory Agenda

February 10, 2012 —  DOL Semi-Annual Regulatory Agenda

January 25, 2012 — DOL Fall 2011 Semi-Annual Agenda

December 8, 2011 — DOL Technical Release 2011-03R: Revised Interim Policy on Electronic Disclosure

October 26, 2011 —  DOL/EBSA Final Regulations on Prohibited Transaction Exemption Procedures

October 26, 2011 —  IRPAC 2011 Annual Report on Information Reporting

September 13, 2011 — DOL Technical Release 2011-03: Interim Policy on Electronic Disclosure

September 2, 2011 — Treasury/IRS 2011-2012 Priority Guidance Plan

May 27, 2011 — HHS Preliminary Plan for Retrospective Review of Existing Rules

May 27, 2011 — Department of Labor Preliminary Plan for Retrospective Analysis of Existing Rules

May 26, 2011 — Treasury Department Preliminary Plan for Retrospective Analysis of Existing Rules

April 15, 2011 —  IRS Notice 2011-39: Request for Comment on 2011-2012 Guidance Priority Plan

April 13, 2011 — HHS Request for Information on Reducing Regulatory Burden

April 6, 2011 —  DOL Request for Information on Electronic Disclosure

March 29, 2011 — Treasury Department Request for Information on Reducing Regulatory Burden

March 21, 2011 — DOL Request for Information on Reducing Regulatory Burden

Council Materials

March 3, 2017 — BENEFITS BLUEPRINT: Regulatory Measures Available to the Trump Administration to Pursue Policy Objectives

December 16, 2016 — Highlights from the Obama Administration’s Fall 2016 Regulatory Agendas

December 5, 2016 — Council Letter to EBSA Regarding Proposed Form 5500 Changes

October 6, 2016 — Benefits Briefing Presentation Slides: Form 5500 Changes & Implications for Health Plans

August 15, 2016 — Council Letter to OMB Regarding EEOC Proposed Revisions to EEO-1

August 15, 2016 — Group Letter to OMB Regarding EEOC Proposed Revisions to EEO-1

August 9, 2016 — Council Letter to Obama Administration Regarding Expatriate Plans, Essential Health Benefits

June 1, 2016 — Council Highlights from May 2016 Regulatory Agendas

April 1, 2016 — Council Letter to EEOC Regarding Proposed Changes to EEO-1

February 18, 2016 — Council Letter to IRS Regarding Notice 2015-87

December 18, 2015 — Highlights from the Obama Administration’s October 2015 Regulatory Agendas and IRS Priority Guidance Plan

July 13, 2015 — Benefits Briefing Webinar Presentation Slides: Recent U.S. Supreme Court Activity and Implications for Employee Benefits

February 22, 2013 — Chart: Comparison of Hours of Service for Purposes of Qualified Plans and Employer Shared Responsibility under PPACA (Courtesy of Alston & Bird LLP)

May 12, 2011 — Council Letter to HHS Department Regarding RFI on Reducing Regulatory Burden

April 29, 2011 —  Council Letter to Treasury Department Regarding RFI on Reducing Regulatory Burden

April 8, 2011 — Council Letter to DOL Regarding RFI on Reducing Regulatory Burden

January 3, 2011 — EBSA Fall 2010 Semi-Annual Unified Agenda

February 28, 2017 — Council analysis of recent studies: Effort to tax employee health benefits driven by economic myths
November 10, 2016 — Council President James A. Klein’s memo to members: policy priorities will need to overcome partisan conflict
September 23, 2014 — American Benefits Council sets course for Year 2020 with strategic plan for health, retirement policy
September 23, 2014 — American Benefits Council sets course for Year 2020 with strategic plan for health, retirement policy
September 18, 2014 — American Benefits Council to unveil long-term strategic plan at Press Club media briefing, Will set forth vision for health, retirement benefits policy in year 2020
September 7, 2011 — Obama jobs, growth proposal may have implications for employer-sponsored health and retirement benefit plans
August 24, 2011 — Council commends departments on efforts to streamline regulatory review as overall regulatory burden on employers has grown