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Multi-Elert Library

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VOLUME 15 -- 2015

Issue 3.

May 1, 2015 -- Notice 2015-16 Proposed Rules for the Excise Tax on High Cost, Employer Sponsored Health Coverage

Issue 2.

March 17, 2015 -- Requests for Information from Treasury and PBGC in developing regulations to implement the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act

Issue 1.

January 17, 2015 -- Draft NCCMP comments to DOL regarding the revised proposed rule on excepted benefits under the Affordable Care Act.

VOLUME 14 -- 2014

Issue 4.

December 14, 2014 -- Congress passes Multiemployer Pension Reform Act, which contains many provisions of Solutions Not Bailouts.

Issue 3.

December 1, 2014 -- NCCMP Announces adult vaccine awareness program.

Issue 2.

November 28, 2014 -- Reminder from CMS regarding submission of Enrollment Counts for The Transitional Reinsurance Program Contributions.

Issue 1.

February 19, 2014 -- Draft NCCMP comments to DOL regarding the proposed rule on excepted benefits under the Affordable Care Act.

VOLUME 13 -- 2013

Issue 5.

December 10, 2013 -- Draft NCCMP comments to HHS regarding the Proposed Rule on the Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2015 under the Affordable Care Act.

Issue 4.

March 6, 2013 -- Invitation to 2013 NCCMP Global Conference.

Issue 3.

March 13, 2013 -- Draft NCCMP comments to IRS regarding the Employer Shared Responsibility Requirements of the Affordable Care Act.

Issue 2.

February 20, 2013 -- Release of pension reform recommendations from the NCCMP Retirement Security Review Commission.

Issue 1.

February 4, 2013 -- Release of Federal Agency Reports dealing with multiemployer pension plans.

VOLUME 12 -- 2012

Issue 9.

December 19, 2012 -- Draft NCCMP comments to HHS on the new Transitional Reinsurance Program under the Affordable Care Act.

Issue 8.

November 23, 2012 -- PBGC Issues 2012 Annual Report.

Issue 7.

September 21, 2012 -- Draft NCCMP comments to DOL, Treasury, and HHS regarding the 90-day waiting period and full-time determinations under the Affordable Care Act.

Issue 6.

July 11, 2012 -- Passage of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Bill (MAP-21).

Issue 5.

June 29, 2012 -- U.S. Supreme Court upholds Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Issue 4.

May 17, 2012 -- NCCMP Issues press release in response to Wall Street Journal article.

Issue 3.

April 8, 2012 -- Passing of Mark H. Ayers.

Issue 2.

April 3, 2012 -- DOL Issues new guidance for apprenticeship and training funds.

Issue 1.

March 16, 2012 -- HHS Issues final ACA regulations related to the establishment of Exchanges and Qualified Health Plans.

VOLUME 11 -- 2011

Issue 2.

October 20, 2011 -- Department of Labor Releases FAQs on Multiemployer Plan Leasing Arrangements.

Issue 1.

September 1, 2011 -- Draft NCCMP comments to IRS on Notice 2011-35 regarding Comparative Effectiveness Research under the Affordable Care Act.

VOLUME 10 -- 2010

Issue 2.

September 2, 2010 -- Accounting Standards Governing Disclosure Requirements for Companies that Participate in Multiemployer Plans.

Issue 1.

July 20, 2010 -- Pension Funding Relief Becomes Law.

VOLUME 9 -- 2009

Issue 1.

May 26, 2009 -- Comments to Senate Finance Committee on Proposed Options for Health Care Reform and Financing.

Comments filed with Senate Finance and the Senate Finance background documents also can be viewed by clicking within the Multi-Elert Topic section and the Additional Background section, respectively.

VOLUME 8 -- 2008

Issue 3.

June 11, 2008 -- Proposed Regulations on Multiemployer Zone Status and Certification under IRC Section 432. Click here to read the Proposed Regulation in pdf format. Click here to read the Issues for Consideration for NCCMP Comments.

Issue 2.

April 10, 2008 -- New DOL Form T-1 Imposes Significant Burdens for Funds (To read the Proposed Regulations, click here).

Issue 1.

January 31, 2008 -- Proposed Regulations Concerning Meaning of "Reasonable" Contract Arrangement Under 408(b)(2) of ERISA.

VOLUME 7 -- 2007

Issue 1.

April 5, 2007 -- What Benefits Should Be Payable from Qualified Defined Benefit Pension Plans.

VOLUME 6 -- 2006

Issue 5.

September 11, 2006 -- The Pension Protection Act of 2006.  To read earlier Multi-Elerts on this topic below, click on Vol. 3 Issue 1, Vol. 4 Issue 1.  Or click here to read a comparison in pdf of current law to the Pension Protection Act of 2006, or click here to read The JCT Technical Explanation of H.R. 4 also in pdf.

Issue 4.

July 12, 2006 -- United States Supreme Court Rules that Unpaid Workers’ Compensation Premiums Owed to Insurance Company Are Not Entitled to Bankruptcy Court Priority as Employee Benefit Plan Contributions. Click here to read NCCMP amicus brief (pdf) and here to read the Supreme Court case (pdf).

Issue 3.

June 1, 2006 -- Supreme Court Decision Clarifies Health Plans’ Ability to Recover Medical Expenses Advanced on Behalf of Plan Participants Who Are Later Compensated for Injuries by Third Parties. Click here to read the Sereboff Supreme Court case in pdf and Click here to read the related NCCMP amicus brief in pdf.

Issue 2.

February 1, 2006 -- NCCMP Amicus Brief in Howard Delivery Service, Inc. v. Zurich American Insurance Company Asserts Unpaid Workers’ Compensation Premiums Owed to Insurance Company Not Entitled to Bankruptcy Court Priority as Employee Benefit Plan Contributions. Click here to view a pdf of the Howard Services' Amicus Brief.

Issue 1.

January 31, 2006 -- NCCMP Files LM-30 Comments with OLMS

VOLUME 5 -- 2005

Issue 3.

December 14, 2005 -- Breaking News: "Heinz" Amendments Deadline Deferred to January 1, 2007; IRS Grants NCCMP Request and Extends Deadline for Adoption of Heinz Amendments

Issue 2.

July 8, 2005 -- Breaking News: LM-30 Filing Deadline Deferred to August 15, 2005; LM- 10 Reporting Requirements for Trust Funds

Issue 1.

February 8, 2005 -- United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Refuses to Rehear Banuelos v. Construction Laborers Pension Trust: Rewrites Judicial Review of Administrative Decisions by ERISA Plan Fiduciaries

VOLUME 4 -- 2004

Issue 1.

February 2, 2004 -- Multiemployer Funding Relief Bill Passes in Senate-Your Help is Needed as Fight Moves to The House

Issue 2.

April 16, 2004 -- Pension Funding Equity Act of 2004

Issue 3.

June 23, 2004 -- Supreme Court Decision in Heinz Limits Plans’ Ability to Apply Expanded Definition of Disqualifying Employment to Current Pensioners

VOLUME 3 -- 2003

Issue 1.

May 19, 2003 -- Multiemployer Pension Plan Funding RELIEF

VOLUME 2 -- 2002

Issue 1.

February 13, 2002 -- 401(K) Plans -- Catch-Up Contributions

Issue 2.

March 7, 2002 -- Actuarial Limitation of Liability and Indemnification Proposals

Issue 3.

April 5, 2002 -- Revised Labor Department Voluntary Correction Programs

Issue 4.

April 8, 2002 -- Administration Issues New HIPAA Privacy Guidance

Issue 5.

October 8, 2002 -- Department of Labor Issues Advisory Opinion in Limitation of Actuarial Liability and Indemnification Proposals

VOLUME 1 -- 2001

Issue 1.

August 16, 2001 -- Summary of Final IRS Multiemployer Plan Examination Guidelines – Issued May 2001

Issue 2.

October 3, 2001 -- Emergency Extension for Certain 5500 Filings

Issue 3.

October 31, 2001 -- Rules for Implementing Changes in IRC Section 415 Limits

Issue 4.

November 7, 2001 -- Extension of Health Coverage for Persons Displaced Due to the Events of 9/11/01

Issue 5.

November 16, 2001 -- Extension of Gust Remedial Amendment Persiod

Issue 6.

December 21, 2001 -- Claims and Appeals -- Disability Pensions


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