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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 - 10/16/2017
  • President Trump Discontinues ACA CSR Payments to Insurers
  • President Trump Signs Executive Order Directing Departments to Review ACA Provisions
  • IRS Releases Guidance on Funding Methods for Retirement Plans
  • Social Security Administration Releases 2018 Indexed Figures; Announces 2.0% Benefit Increase
  • Trump Administration Ends ACA Cost-Sharing Reduction Payments to Insurers
  • President Orders Departments to Relax and Reverse ACA Rules on HRAs, AHPs, and Short-Term Health Insurance
Aon Hewitt Washington Report - 10/9/2017
  • House Passes Budget Bill
  • Departments Issue Interim Final Regulations on ACA Contraceptive Coverage
  • IRS Issues Guidance on Increased Fee for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
  • IRS Publishes Final Mortality Table Regulations, Issues Additional Guidance
  • IRS Releases Guidance on Treatment of Leave-Based Donation Programs
  • Departments Expand Exemption From ACA Contraceptive Coverage Mandate
Aon Hewitt Washington Report - 10/2/2017
  • PBGC Posts New Insurance Coverage Web Page
  • IRS Releases 2017–2018 Special Per Diem Rates
  • SEC Releases Interpretive Guidance on Pay Ratio Rule
  • Dead Again—Senate Won’t Vote on Graham-Cassidy “Repeal & Replace” Bill
Aon Hewitt Washington Report - 9/25/2017
  • PBGC Releases Technical Update on Active Participant Reduction Reportable Events
  • IRS Publishes Proposed Amendments to Regulations on Use of Truncated Taxpayer Identification Numbers on Employee Forms W-2, Wage and Tax Statement
  • Once More, With Feeling—Senate Set to Vote (Again) on Bill to “Repeal & Replace” ACA
Aon Hewitt Washington Report - 9/18/2017
  • IRS Provides Special Relief to Encourage Leave-Based Donation Programs for Victims of Hurricanes
  • Agencies Release Notice on Hurricane Relief
  • IRS Announces Relief for Victims of Hurricane Irma; Provides Information Pages for Updates and Guidance
  • PBGC Announces Disaster Relief Relating to Deadlines in Response to Hurricane Irma
  • WHD Announces Minimum Wage for Contractors Will Increase to $10.35, Effective January 1, 2018
  • EEOC Publishes Notice Staying the Effectiveness of the EEO-1 Pay Data Collection
  • Congress Not "Leafing" Health Care Reform Alone—After Summer Lull, Senators "Fall" Into Session With Dueling Bills
Aon Hewitt Washington Report - 9/11/2017
  • President Signs Funding Bill Into Law, Extends Government Operations Through December 8
  • Federal Judge Invalidates Final Overtime Rule
  • IRS and DOL Issue Guidance for Employers on Leave Donations and Health Care Coverage After Hurricane Harvey
  • Hurricane Harvey Relief—IRS and DOL Guidance
Aon Hewitt Washington Report - 9/5/2017
  • Congress Returns to Hill After Summer Recess
  • DOL Releases Notice Delaying Fiduciary Rule Exemptions Until July 2019
  • IRS Further Extends Temporary Nondiscrimination Relief for Closed Defined Benefit Plans Through 2018
  • IRS Announces That Retirement Plans Can Make Loans, Hardship Distributions to Victims of Hurricane Harvey; DOL Updates Compliance Guidance for Employee Benefit Plans
  • PBGC Announces Disaster Relief Relating to Deadlines in Response to Hurricane Harvey
  • White House Suspends EEOC Pay Data Reporting Plan
Aon Hewitt Washington Report - 8/28/2017
  • Congress Adjourned for Summer Recess; Returns After Labor Day Holiday
  • IRS Issues Model Plan Amendments for Pension Plans Offering Bifurcated Payment Options
  • Wellness Rules Remanded Back to EEOC for Further Consideration
Aon Hewitt Washington Report - 8/21/2017
  • Congress Adjourned for Summer Recess
Aon Hewitt Washington Report - 8/14/2017
  • DOL Publishes Second Set of FAQs on Transition Period Fiduciary Rule Guidance
  • Now Available: Retirement Legal Consulting and Compliance Quarterly Update
Aon Hewitt Washington Report - 8/7/2017
  • Senate Schedules Pro-Forma Sessions; Chambers Return After Labor Day
  • IRS Publishes Notice Extending Voluntary Reporting of Catastrophic Health Plans
  • PBGC Releases FY 2016 Projections Report
Aon Hewitt Washington Report - 7/31/2017
  • House Adjourns; Senate to Remain in Session for Two Weeks
  • Treasury Announces It Is Ending myRA Program
  • PBGC Publishes RFI Asking for Comments on Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions
  • Wage and Hour Division Seeks Comments on Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales, and Computer Employees
  • The ACA Debate: End of the Line? Or a Pit Stop? A "Summer of Health Care" Roadmap for Employers
Aon Hewitt Washington Report - 7/24/2017
  • Trump Administration Releases Updated 2017 Regulatory Agenda
  • Senate GOP Releases ACA "Repeal Now, Replace Later" Bill
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