Our Issues


Topics related to employee health plans and coverage

Current Issues

Health Care Reform (PPACA)

Consumer-Directed Plans (HSAs/FSAs/HRAs)

Health Information Technology & HIPAA Privacy

Miscellaneous/Health Plan Administration


Topics related to employee retirement plans or arrangements

Current Issues

Defined Contribution/401(k) Plan Reform

  • Automatic Enrollment
  • Investments
  • Plan fees
  • Taxation of Retirement Plans/Limits

Defined Benefit Plans & PBGC

  • Funding Reform
  • Nondiscrimination Issues
  • PBGC Deficit & Premiums

Hybrid Plans

Financial Reform/Swaps

  • Business Conduct Standards

Investment Advice

Savings Initiatives/IRAs

Miscellaneous/Retirement Plan Administration

Other Issues

Topics related to other kinds of compensation or affecting both health and retirement plans

Current Issues

Tax Reform, Deficit Reduction & Federal Budget

Spousal, Dependent & Beneficiary Issues

  • Same-Sex Marriage

International Issues

  • FATCA Issues
  • FBAR Issues
  • Puerto Rico Plans

Electronic Disclosure

ERISA Preemption

Executive Compensation

  • Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation
  • Code Section 409(A), 457(A), 162(m) issues
  • Pay Ratio
  • Say-on-Pay

Fiduciary Issues

Flexible Workforce/Worker Classification

Miscellaneous Issues

Archived Issues


Genetic Non-Discrimination


Mental Health Parity

Retiree Health/ERRP

Archived Issues

Retiree Health

Social Security

Archived Issues

Disaster Relief

Stock-Based Compensation