The Washington Report
March 04, 2020
Supreme Court Will Hear ACA Constitutionality Case During Upcoming Term
On March 2, 2020, the Supreme Court announced it will hear the Affordable Care Act (ACA) lawsuit
(California v. Texas) questioning the legality of the health care reform law. The court did not take any action on a similar appeal case (U.S. House of Representatives v. Texas). The court is scheduled to hear arguments in the term that begins this October, with a possible ruling in early 2021. (Please note the timing of a ruling is an estimate and can change, depending on many factors.)
The order is available here.
Court filings and other documents pertaining to California v. Texas are available here.
Now Available: Retirement Legal Consulting and Compliance Quarterly Update – SPECIAL EDITION
On December 20, 2019, President Trump signed federal spending legislation that includes the SECURE
Act—the most significant retirement legislation since the Pension Protection Act of 2006. This legislation should be of significant interest to sponsors of retirement plans and will also impact sponsors of active and retiree medical plans.
To provide more in-depth coverage and discuss some of the implications of the SECURE Act, the Retirement Legal Consulting & Compliance practice is pleased to provide a Special Edition of our Quarterly Update. The articles are designed to provide you and your colleagues with information as you consider the impact of this new legislation to your plans and programs. Articles in this Special Edition include:
- A True Value-Added Retirement Plan: Open MEPs
- A Good Time for an Active and Retiree Medical Plan Checkup
- How Do You Spell Closed Plan Relief? S-E-C-U-R-E Act
- SECURE Boosts Lifetime Income Retirement Options
- New Opportunities in DC Plan Design
- SECURE Act: Impact on Defined Benefit Plan Administration
- Defined Contribution Plan Distribution Required Changes: Need to Act Soon
The Special Edition of the Retirement Legal Consulting & Compliance Quarterly Update is available here.
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