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Employee benefits are an important part of every employees' total compensation package. The continuously evolving landscape in the areas of health care reform, retirement plan design, and executive compensation makes it difficult for employee benefits professionals to keep up with relevant developments. The employee benefits attorneys at Stinson Leonard Street provide human resources professionals, plan fiduciaries, actuaries, accountants, and others in the industry with practical and cost-effective assistance as they navigate through the complex laws, regulations and guidance that govern employee benefits plans. This blog highlights key developments in the employee benefits field and items of interest to our clients. Our Bloggers →

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Retaining Grandfathered Plan Status Under New Regulations

By Benefits Notes Team | July 6, 2010

Health Care Reform This is the fifth in a series of articles about health care reform. Q.1 What is a grandfathered plan? A.1 A grandfathered plan is a group health plan or individual insurance policy that was in existence on March 23, 2010. These plans are able to take advantage of certain delayed effective dates for changes...

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Wellness Programs

By Angela Bohmann | May 18, 2010

Health Care Reform This is the fourth in a series of articles about health care reform. Q.1 I have heard that there are provisions in the Act to encourage the development of wellness programs in health plans. Is that true? A.1 Yes. One provision in the Act requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop requirements...

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Tax Incentives and Revenue Increases

By Jeffrey Cairns | May 5, 2010

Health Care Reform This is the third in a series of articles  about health care reform. The following questions and answers are organized by the effective date of the particular provision. Effective in 2010 Q.1 I heard that some small employers are eligible to receive a business tax credit for making contributions to purchase...

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Impact on Grandfathered Employer Plans

By Angela Bohmann | April 21, 2010

Health Care Reform This is the second in a series of articles about health care reform. Q.1 What is a grandfathered plan? A.1 Group health plans in effect on March 23, 2010, are considered grandfathered plans. Having grandfathered plan status significantly affects the application of health care reform. Certain deadlines for changes...

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