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2018 Aon Washington Report Index


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

Aon Washington Report - 12/05/2018
  • Congress Passes Short-Term Funding Bill in Nick of Time
  • CMS Issues Final Regulations on Risk Adjustment Program for 2018 Benefit Year
  • IRS Provides Transition Relief From 403(b) Part-Time Employee Universal Availability Rule
  • IRS Releases Interim Guidance on Tax Treatment of Parking Fringe Expenses
  • IRS Issues Guidance on New Code Sec. 83(i) Tax Deferrals for Qualified Stock Options and Restricted Stock Units
  • IRS Issues Additional FAQs on Employer Credit for Paid Family and Medical Leave
  • 2019 Limits for Benefit Plans
Aon Washington Report - 12/05/2018
  • CMS Announces Four Relief Waiver Concepts for State Health Insurance Markets
  • IRS Releases Extended Due Dates for Certain 2018 Information Reporting Requirements
  • IRS Extends Due Date for Furnishing Form 1095-C and Form 1095-B
  • IRS Offers Employers a Peek at Future Guidance on I-HRAs
  • Now Available: Retirement Legal Consulting & Compliance Quarterly Update
Aon Washington Report - 11/21/2018
  • IRS Requests Comments on Proposed Regulations on HRAs and Potential Approaches to Further Guidance
  • IRS Releases Proposed Regulations on Hardship Distributions From 401(k) Plans
  • Proposed Exemption Sought for Auto-Portability Program
  • IRS Publishes Guidance on Treatment of Leave-Based Donation Programs to Aid Victims of Hurricane Michael
  • IRS Provides Tax Inflation Adjustments for 2019
  • IRS Advisory Council Releases 2018 Annual Report
  • Year-End Update—Recent Developments and Other Guidance Potentially Affecting Qualified Plans for 2018 and 2019
Aon Washington Report - 11/14/2018
  • Congress Reconvenes; Heads Into “Lame-Duck” Session
  • CMS Releases Proposed Rule on ACA Exchange Program Integrity
  • Departments Issue Two Final Rules Protecting “Conscience Rights” in Health Insurance
Aon Washington Report - 11/07/2018
  • IRS Releases Adjusted Applicable Dollar Amount Determining PCORTF Fee
  • IRS 2019 Official Indexed Figures for Retirement Plans and Other Employee Benefit Plans; 401(k) Contribution Limit Increases to $19,000 for 2019
  • PBGC Posts Table on Present Value of Maximum Guarantee
  • IRS 2019 Official Indexed Figures for Retirement Plans and Other Employee Benefit Plans
Aon Washington Report - 10/31/2018
  • Departments Issue Proposed Regulations on HRAs and Other Account-Based Group Health Plans
  • Departments Issue Guidance on State Relief and Empowerment Waivers
  • EBSA Releases Proposed Regulation on Definition of “Employer” Under Section 3(5) of ERISA – Association Retirement Plans and Other Multiple-Employer Plans
  • Draft Form 8994 on Employer-Provided Family and Medical Leave Credit Issued
  • Employees Could Use HRAs to Buy Individual Health Insurance Policies Under Proposed Rules
Aon Washington Report - 10/24/2018
  • IRS Releases Guidance on Premium Tax Credit
Aon Washington Report - 10/17/2018
  • CMS Releases 2019 Medicare Parts A and B Premiums and Deductibles
  • PBGC Announces 2019 Premium Rates for Single-Employer and Multiemployer Plans
  • Social Security Administration Releases 2019 Indexed Figures; Announces 2.8% Benefit Increase
  • Fall 2018 Regulatory Agenda Released
  • BOO! This Halloween, Make Sure Compliance Doesn’t Haunt Employers
Aon Washington Report - 10/10/2018
  • PBGC Releases Final Rule on Owner-Participant Changes to Guaranteed Benefits and Asset Allocation
  • IRS Issues Employer Guidance on Paid Family and Medical Leave Tax Credit
Aon Washington Report - 10/03/2018
  • President Signs Bill Funding Government Through December 2018 Into Law
  • House Approves Bills as Part of “Tax Reform Package 2.0”; Senate Passage Uncertain
  • IRS Releases Revenue Procedure Updating EPCRS
Aon Washington Report - 9/26/2018
  • IRS Releases Notice on Employer Credit for Paid Family and Medical Leave
Aon Washington Report - 9/19/2018
  • CMS Releases Guidance on Claiming Hardship Exemption From ACA’s Individual Mandate
Aon Washington Report - 9/12/2018
  • Now Available: Retirement Legal Consulting & Compliance Quarterly Update
Aon Washington Report - 9/5/2018
  • President Signs Executive Order Focusing on Retirement; Multiple Employer Plans
  • Lawmakers Return to Hill
  • IRS Releases Initial Guidance on Executive Compensation Grandfather Rule Related to Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017
Aon Washington Report - 8/29/2018
  • IRS Releases Initial Guidance on Executive Compensation Grandfather Rule Related to Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017
  • IRS Issues Notice Extending Temporary Nondiscrimination Relief for Closed Defined Benefit Plans Through 2019
  • DOL Releases ERISA Guidance on Association Health Plans
Aon Washington Report - 8/22/2018
  • House Adjourned for Summer; Senate Returns
  • IRS Publishes FAQ on Employer Shared Responsibility Provisions and AHPs
  • Treasury and IRS Publish Fourth-Quarter Update to 2017–2018 Priority Guidance Plan
Aon Washington Report - 8/15/2018
  • House Adjourned for Summer; Senate Returns This Week
  • CMS Issues Proposed Regulations on Risk-Adjustment Program
Aon Washington Report - 8/8/2018
  • House Adjourns for Summer; Senate Returns Next Week
Aon Washington Report - 8/1/2018
  • House Passes Package of Health Care Bills; Senate Passage Uncertain
  • Summer Adjournment Begins for Congress
  • Departments Release Final Regulations on Short-Term, Limited-Duration Insurance
  • CMS Releases Final Rule Adopting the Methodology for the Permanent Risk Adjustment Program Under the ACA for the 2017 Benefit Year
  • New PBGC Web Page Provides Guidance Including Policy on Two-Step Spinoff/Termination Transactions
  • House-Passed Health Care Bills Face Tough Road to Senate Passage
Aon Washington Report - 7/25/2018
  • President Signs Executive Order Establishing the National Council for the American Worker
  • PBGC Updates Mailing Addresses for Premium Payments and Correspondence
  • PBGC Releases Second Installment of 2016 Data Tables
Aon Washington Report - 7/18/2018
  • PBGC Publishes Proposed Rule on Terminated and Insolvent Multiemployer Plans and Duties of Plan Sponsors
Aon Washington Report - 6/27/2018
  • Note to Subscribers: The Washington Report Will Not Be Published on Wednesday, July 4, 2018
  • Congress Scheduled to Recess Next Week
  • DOL Issues Final Rule for Expanded Association Health Plans
Aon Washington Report - 6/20/2018
  • DOL Releases Final AHP Regulation; Definition of “Employer”
Aon Washington Report - 6/13/2018
  • House Approves “Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act”; Moves to Senate
Aon Washington Report - 6/6/2018
  • Senate Cancels Three Weeks of August Recess
  • Social Security and Medicare Boards of Trustees Release Annual Reports
  • PBGC Releases FY 2017 Projections Report
Aon Washington Report - 5/30/2018
  • President Signs Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act Into Law
  • Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Affects Moving, Mileage, and Travel Expenses
Aon Washington Report - 5/23/2018
  • Congress to Recess
  • High Court Upholds Employment Arbitration Agreements Waiving Class Action Rights
  • Aon Releases White Paper: An Overview of the Multiemployer Pension Plan System: Risks Facing Participating Employers and Ways to Manage Them
Aon Washington Report - 5/16/2018
  • IRS Announces 2019 HSA Limits
  • Spring 2018 Semiannual Regulatory Agendas Released
  • IRS Issues 2019 HSA Limits
Aon Washington Report - 5/9/2018
  • Now Available: Retirement Legal Consulting and Compliance Quarterly Update
Aon Washington Report - 5/2/2018
  • Departments Release Clarification of Final Rules for Grandfathered Plans, Preexisting Condition Exclusions, Lifetime and Annual Limits, Rescissions, Dependent Coverage, Appeals, and Patient Protections under the Affordable Care Act
  • IRS Announces Return to $6,900 HSA Family Contribution Limit for 2018
  • For HSA Limits, What Goes Up Must Come Down—and Up Again
Aon Washington Report - 4/25/2018
  • DOL Releases FAB Clarifying Issues Regarding Proxy Voting, Shareholder Engagement, and Economically Targeted Investments
  • SEC Proposes to Enhance Protections and Preserve Choice for Retail Investors in Their Relationships With Investment Professionals
  • Passing of the Baton? DOL Fiduciary Investment Advice Rule May Be Supplanted by SEC’s New Regulatory Initiative
Aon Washington Report - 4/18/2018
  • Update to Standard and Distress Terminations Forms and Instructions
  • DOL Issues Three New Wage and Hour Opinion Letters
  • IRS Issues FAQs for Employers on Paid FMLA Tax Credit
Aon Washington Report - 4/11/2018
  • Congress Resumes Session
  • CMS Issues 2019 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters; Releases Additional ACA Technical Guidance
  • CMS Releases Final Rule on Medicare Program; Contract Year 2019 Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage, Medicare Cost Plan, Medicare Fee-for-Service, the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Programs, and the PACE Program
  • IRS Releases Notice on Expansion of Pension Plan Determination Letter Program
  • Now Available: Aon's 2018 U.S. Annuity Settlement Market Update
Aon Washington Report - 4/4/2018
  • EEOC Tells Court New Wellness Regulations Not Coming Any Time Soon
  • New Circuit Court Decisions Change the Landscape Regarding Enforceability of DOL’s Fiduciary Investment Advice Rules
Aon Washington Report - 3/28/2018
  • President Signs Omnibus Spending Bill
  • Regulatory Update: U.S. Department of Labor Disability Claims Procedure Rules
Aon Washington Report - 3/21/2018
  • Regulatory Update: U.S. Department of Labor Disability Claims Procedure Rules
Aon Washington Report - 3/7/2018
  • IRS Releases Notice of Transition Relief Regarding Application of Section 223 to Certain Health Plans Providing Benefits for Male Sterilization or Male Contraceptives
  • IRS Issues New 2018 Inflation Adjustments and Tax Rate Tables; Changes Include Decrease to HSA Contribution Limit for Family Coverage
  • IRS Lowers HSA Family Contribution Limit and Adoption Expense Exclusion, Reaffirms IRS Defines Preventive Care for HDHPs
  • Updated: IRS Issues HSA Contribution Limits for 2018
Aon Washington Report - 2/28/2018
  • IRS Publishes Final Regulations on Health Insurance Providers Fee
Aon Washington Report - 2/21/2018
  • Departments Release Proposed Rule on Short-Term, Limited-Duration Insurance
  • Update: 2018 Aon Compliance Calendar—Significant Compensation and Benefit Due Dates
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  • Medicare Dollars and Donuts: Budget Act Repeals Independent Payment Advisory Board and Starts Closing Medicare Part D “Donut Hole” in 2019
Aon Washington Report - 2/14/2018
  • Budget Deal With Stopgap Funding Signed Into Law
  • Treasury Releases Proposed Repeal of Numerous Tax Regulations
  • Now Available: Retirement Legal Consulting and Compliance Quarterly Update
Aon Washington Report - 2/7/2018
  • House Passes Funding Bill; Off to Senate for Consideration
  • IRS Confirms 2018 Pension Plan Limitations Not Affected by Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017
  • 2018 Aon Compliance Calendar—Significant Compensation and Benefit Due Dates
Aon Washington Report - 1/31/2018
  • President Delivers State of the Union Address
  • 2018 Aon Compliance Calendar—Significant Compensation and Benefit Due Dates
Aon Washington Report - 1/24/2018
  • President Signs Short-Term Spending Bill Into Law; Includes Provisions Delaying ACA Taxes
  • Open for Business: Congress Votes to Fund Government, Delay ACA Taxes
  • Aon Publications on Federal Developments in 2017
  • DOL Proposes Regulations for Expanded Association Health Plans
Aon Washington Report - 1/17/2018
  • IRS Releases Updated 2018 Withholding Tables
Aon Washington Report - 1/10/2018
  • DOL Releases Proposed Regulations Expanding AHPs
  • PBGC 2018 Premium Filing Instructions Now Available
  • IRS Releases Updated Compensation Tables for 2018
  • PBGC Publishes Final Rule on Missing Participants Program
  • Federal Judge Vacates EEOC’s ADA and GINA Rules for Employer Wellness Plans Starting in 2019
  • IRS Gives a Last-Minute Holiday Gift; Extends Some Form 1095 Deadlines
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