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Aon Hewitt Washington Report Index

2017 Aon Hewitt Washington Report Index


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Weekly legislative updates affecting the U.S. workforce and workplace.

Aon Hewitt Washington Report Special Edition - 7/20/2017
  • Senate GOP Releases ACA "Repeal Now, Replace Later" Bill
Aon Hewitt Washington Report - 7/17/2017
  • Senate to Stay in Session to Work on Health Care Bill
  • IRS Issues Revenue Procedure on Benefit Suspensions for Multiemployer Plans in Critical and Declining Status
  • Senate GOP Releases Revised “Better Care Reconciliation Act”
Aon Hewitt Washington Report - 7/10/2017
  • Congress Returns to the Hill
  • IRS Restructures Pre-Approved Plan Program and Expands Plan Designs Eligible for Pre-Approved Status
  • IRS Issues 2017 Cumulative List of Changes for Pre-Approved Defined Contribution Plans
  • EBSA Requests Additional Comments on Fiduciary Rule
  • CBO Releases Analysis of Senate GOP “Better Care Reconciliation Act”
  • Church Plan Status Decision
Aon Hewitt Washington Report - 6/26/2017
  • Senate Republicans Reveal Discussion Draft of ACA "Repeal and Replace" Bill; CBO Report Expected Today
  • Senate GOP Releases Discussion Draft of ACA “Repeal and Replace” Bill
  • Departments Issue an FAQ on Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity
Aon Hewitt Washington Report - 6/19/2017
  • President Trump Signs Executive Order on Apprenticeship Programs
  • House Passes Three Bills Focusing on ACA “Repeal and Replace”
  • Departments Release 38th Set of FAQs on MHPAEA; Request Comments
Aon Hewitt Washington Report - 6/12/2017
  • House Approves Bill Reversing Some of Dodd-Frank Banking Regulations; Senate Passage Uncertain
  • HHS and OCR Provide Quick-Response Cyber-Attack Checklist and Infographic
  • CMS Seeking Public Input on Reducing the “Regulatory Burdens of the ACA”
  • DOL Withdraws Joint Employment, Independent Contractor Informal Guidance
  • SCOTUS Affirms Church-Affiliated Plans Are “Church Plans” Exempt From ERISA
  • New SBC Templates for 2017, New Disability Claims Procedures for 2018
Aon Hewitt Washington Report - 6/05/2017
  • Congress Returns to the Hill
Aon Hewitt Washington Report - 5/30/2017
  • DOL Publishes New Transition Period Fiduciary Rule Guidance
  • CBO Releases Cost Estimate of the House-Passed American Health Care Act (AHCA)
Aon Hewitt Washington Report - 5/22/2017
  • Congress to Recess for Memorial Day Holiday
  • CBO to Release Health Care Reform Cost Estimate
Aon Hewitt Washington Report - 5/15/2017
  • IRS Issues 2018 HSA Limits
Aon Hewitt Washington Report - 5/08/2017
  • Houses Passes American Health Care Act
  • Spending Bill That Will Fund Government Through September Enacted
  • Senate Passes Resolution to Halt State-Run Retirement Plans for Private-Sector Employees
  • House Approves Working Families Flexibility Act; Senate Passage Uncertain
  • President Signs Executive Order Prompting HHS to Reconsider Contraceptive Coverage Under ACA
  • IRS Issues HSA Contribution Limits for 2018
  • U.S. House of Representatives Passes the American Health Care Act
  • Now Available: Retirement Legal Consulting and Compliance Quarterly Update
  • A Closer Look: Health Care Reform in the First 100 Days of the Trump Administration
Aon Hewitt Washington Report - 5/01/2017
  • President Trump Signs One-Week Funding Bill Into Law
  • A Closer Look: Health Care Reform in the First 100 Days of the Trump Administration
Aon Hewitt Washington Report - 4/24/2017
  • President Trump Signs Executive Order Calling for Review of H-1B Immigration Visa Program
  • HHS Finalizes Rules to Stabilize Individual Insurance Market
  • A Closer Look: Health Care Reform in the First 100 Days of the Trump Administration
Aon Hewitt Washington Report - 4/17/2017
  • House and Senate Adjourn for Spring Recess
  • CMS Releases Final Regulations on Affordable Care Act Market Stabilization
  • President Trump Signs Legislation Halting City-Run Retirement Plans for Private-Sector Employees
Aon Hewitt Washington Report - 4/10/2017
  • House and Senate Recess for Two Weeks
  • DOL Releases Final Rule Extending Fiduciary Rule Applicability Date to June 9, 2017
Aon Hewitt Washington Report - 4/03/2017
  • President Trump Signs H.J. Res. 37 Into Law; Nullifies Former “Blacklisting” Executive Order
Aon Hewitt Washington Report - 3/27/2017
  • House Leaders Pull Health Care Reform Bill
  • House Passes Small Business Health Fairness Act
  • IRS Releases Revenue Procedure on Employee Consent for FICA and RRTA Refund Claims
Aon Hewitt Washington Report - 3/20/2017
  • PBGC Releases First Installment of 2015 Data Book
Aon Hewitt Washington Report - 3/13/2017
  • House GOP Releases ACA "Repeal & Replace" Legislation Entitled the "American Health Care Act"
Aon Hewitt Washington Report - 3/06/2017
  • President Trump Addresses Joint Session of Congress
  • IRS Provides QSEHRA Extension
  • EBSA Proposes to Extend Applicability Date of Definition of Fiduciary; Conflict of Interest Rule
  • USCIS Releases Updated Handbook for Employers
Aon Hewitt Washington Report - 2/27/2017
  • President Trump to Address Congress February 28, 2017
  • President Signs Executive Order Enforcing Regulatory Reform Agenda
  • CMS Issues Guidance Allowing “Grandmothered” Health Plans to Renew Through 2018
Aon Hewitt Washington Report - 2/20/2017
  • CMS Publishes Proposed Rule on Market Stabilization
  • House Passes Resolutions to Halt State-Run Retirement Plans for Private-Sector Employees
Aon Hewitt Washington Report - 2/13/2017
  • DOL Sends Proposed Rule to OMB to Delay Fiduciary Rule
Aon Hewitt Washington Report - 2/06/2017
  • Secretary of Labor Directed to Review Fiduciary Rule
  • Guidance on One In/Two Out Rule for Regulations and Regulatory Freeze Issued
  • House Passes Resolution That Would Eliminate Federal Contractor Violation Disclosure Requirements
  • CMS Sends Proposed Regulations to OMB to Stabilize Affordable Care Act Markets
  • PBGC Increases Maximum Penalty Amounts
Aon Hewitt Washington Report - 1/30/2017
  • President Signs Executive Order on Regulations
  • EEOC Releases Guidance for Workers and Mental Health Providers
  • PBGC E-Filing Portal Ready for 4010 Filings
  • 2017 Medicare Part D Disclosure Reminder
  • Aon Hewitt Publications on Federal Developments in 2016
Aon Hewitt Washington Report - 1/23/2017
  • President’s Order Directs Executive Branch to Halt or Delay Affordable Care Act Implementation
  • Employers Could Fund QMACs and QNECs With Plan Forfeitures Under IRS Proposed Regulations
  • President Orders Regulatory Freeze
  • President Trump Issues Executive Order on Affordable Care Act
  • Now Available: Aon Hewitt Compliance Calendar - Significant Compensation and Benefit Due Dates for 2017
  • Departments’ Thirty-Fifth Set of FAQs Addresses Preventive Services, HIPAA Special Enrollments, and Small Employer HRAs
Aon Hewitt Washington Report - 1/16/2017
  • Congress Passes Budget Resolution Enabling Expedited Repeal of Affordable Care Act
  • House Approves Regulatory Accountability Bill
  • Thirty-Seventh Set of FAQs on Affordable Care Act Now Available
  • Thirty-Sixth Set of FAQs on Affordable Care Act Now Available
  • EBSA Posts FY 2016 MHPAEA Enforcement Fact Sheet
  • IRS Provides March 31, 2020, as Last Day of Remedial Amendment Period for 403(b) Plans
  • PBGC’s My PAA Now Ready to Accept 2017 Electronic Premium Filings
  • EBSA Issues Fiduciary Rule FAQs for Financial Service Providers and FAQs for Consumers
  • DOL Issues Annual Inflation Adjustments to Civil Penalties for 2017
  • EEOC Asks for Public Comments on Proposed Enforcement Guidance on Workplace Harassment
  • Agencies Issue Final Regulations on Excepted Benefits (Travel Insurance and Supplemental Health Insurance) and Amend Definition of Essential Health Benefits
Aon Hewitt Washington Report - 1/09/2017
  • House-Passed Midnight Rules Bill Targets Obama Regulations for “En Bloc” Nullification
  • House Passes Bill Requiring Congressional Approval of Major Regulations
  • Thirty-Fifth Set of FAQs on Affordable Care Act Now Available
  • IRS Releases Proposed Regulations and Notice of Public Hearing on Mortality Tables for Minimum Funding Purposes
  • PBGC Updates Early Warning Program Information
  • PBGC 2017 Premium Filing Instructions Available
  • USCIS Reminds Employers Revised Form I-9 Now Available
  • IRS Provides Guidance on De Minimis Safe Harbor
  • Agencies’ Thirty-Fourth Set of FAQs Address Group Market Reforms and Mental Health Parity
  • Agencies Issue Final Regulations on Excepted Benefits (Travel Insurance and Supplemental Health Insurance) and Amend Definition of Essential Health Benefits
  • Federal Judge Halts Implementation of Section 1557 Nondiscrimination Rules