Fiduciary Rule Applicability Date Extended to June 9

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a 60-day extension of the applicability dates of the fiduciary rule and related exemptions, including the Best Interest Contract Exemption. The announcement... Read More

Push to Repeal Health Law Fails

ACA is Law of Land (for now) as House Republicans turn attention to Tax Reform On Friday, March 24, House Republican leaders withdrew the American Health... Read More

How to Handle Employee Attendance During Bad Weather

How to Handle Employee Attendance During Bad Weather

When an employee misses work due to bad weather conditions, whether the employee is entitled to be paid for the absence may depend on the employee's exempt or non-exempt status. Under the federal... Read More

Repeal & Replace: Details On The New House Bill Emerge

Repeal & Replace: Details On The New House Bill Emerge

House Republicans just released the latest version of the Affordable Care Act "repeal and replace" legislation. It does NOT include changes to the tax exclusion for employer provided plans! Cadillac... Read More

IPS Advisors March Retirement Report

Are Plan Sponsors and Participants Unprepared for "Low Return" Era?   According to BlackRock's 2017 DC Pulse Survey,... Read More

IRS Revises Enforcement Policy on ACA Individual Mandate Compliance

The IRS has announced that it will not reject 2016 tax returns that do not provide information on whether the individual taxpayer and his family members had qualifying health coverage... Read More

Medicare Part D Online Disclosure Reminder

The Medicare Modernization Act requires employers that provide prescription drug coverage to Medicare-eligible individuals to complete the Online Disclosure Form to the U.S. Centers for Medicare... Read More

IPS Advisors January Retirement Report

Fees, Funds and Fiduciaries: Cheaper is Not Always Better   The scrutiny of fees within retirement plans has reached... Read More

ACA Compliance Deadlines and Reminders

IRS Notice 2016-70 extended certain due dates for the 2016 Affordable Care Act information reporting requirements under code section 6055 and 6056. Please make note of the following dates: March... Read More

DOL Publishes New FAQs on Fiduciary Rule

The Department of Labor’s recently adopted Conflict of Interest Rule protects retirement investors by requiring advisers to adhere to a fiduciary standard and give advice that is in the investor’s... Read More