- Fiduciary proposal comment period ends with flurry of opposing viewpoints
Comment letters on the U.S.
- EEOC continues to press employer over its wellness program
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is not backing down from its lawsuit challenging a Baraboo, Wisconsin-based employer’s use of health risk assessments and biometric screenings in its wellness program.
- Senate to consider surplus pension asset transfer bill
Following the lead of the House of Representatives, the Senate this week is expected to consider highway funding legislation that includes a provision that would extend by four years a federal law that allows employers to remove surplus assets from…
- Business groups urge amendments to health reform law
Two dozen business groups are urging federal lawmakers to work together to pass legislation to ease the cost and compliance burdens of the health care reform law.
- New Connecticut law protects retirees’ annuity benefits from creditors
The pension benefits earned by Connecticut residents whose employers transfer those liabilities to insurers under corporate pension derisking — programs will be protected from creditors under a new state law.
- Senate to hold confirmation hearing for PBGC nominee
The Senate Finance Committee will hold a confirmation hearing Thursday on W. Thomas Reeder Jr., health care counsel at the Internal Revenue Service, who was nominated by President Barack Obama in May to be director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp.