New SOA Mortality Tables for Private Sector Retirement Plans

AdminBlog, Retirement

Last month (May 2019), the Society of Actuaries (SOA) released an exposure draft of the Pri-2012 Mortality Tables for private-sector retirement plans. These new tables are based on data collected for 2010 – 2014, with a central year of 2012. The Pri-2012 tables update the RP-2006 tables (the mortality table basis for the RP-2014 Mortality Tables that are currently in … Read More

U.S. House Passes Retirement Legislation

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On May 23, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would directly impact retirement benefits across the nation. The bill, entitled the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (SECURE Act; HR 1994), would make changes to both employer-sponsored retirement plans and individual retirement accounts, most notably: Expand the ability of employers to partner together to offer … Read More

Federal Judge Rules Affordable Care Act Unconstitutional; Law Stands Awaiting Likely Appeal

AdminBlog, Health & Welfare, Private Self-Funded Health Plan

Last week, Judge Reed C. O’Connor ruled in favor of a lawsuit that argued the entirety of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional without the individual mandate. The individual mandate penalty was eliminated starting in 2019 by the tax bill passed by Congress in December 2017. Despite this ruling, there will be no immediate change to the numerous provisions … Read More

The IRS Extends the Deadline for Furnishing Forms 1095-B and 1095-C to Individuals

AdminBlog, Health & Welfare, Private Self-Funded Health Plan

The IRS has extended the deadline for furnishing Forms 1095-B and 1095-C to individuals from January 31, 2019 to March 4, 2019. Notice 2018-94 DOES NOT extend the deadlines for filing the 2018 Forms 1094-B, 1095-B, 1094-C, or 1095-C with the IRS. The due date for filing with the IRS remains February 28, 2019 for paper forms, or April 1, … Read More