2018 WEB Annual Legislative and Regulatory Update

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Event Description

Bruce Barth will present his "Annual Legislative and Regulatory Update" during a program from the Hartford Chapter of the Worldwide Employee Benefits Network (WEB). 

"As tax reform begins to take effect and Congress brings their focus back to the Affordable Care Act, 2018 will undoubtedly be another ever-changing year in the world of employee benefits. Many of the tax reform provisions taking effect are expected to impact the realm of executive compensation, with many of the proposed and hotly contested retirement plan provisions scrapped in the final bill.  A number of players in the employee benefits world were active again in 2017. The DOL teased the implementation of the 'fiduciary rule' and delayed the new disability claim rules in the eleventh hour; the IRS was busy issuing disaster relief as large parts of the country were impacted by Hurricane Harvey, Irma, Maria, and the California wildfires and its issuance of additional guidance on health reimbursement arrangements and relaxed hardship distribution substantiation requirements; the PBGC has been working steadily on the new missing participants program expansion; and the EEOC took its first steps towards clarifying the wellness program regulations after a ruling against in in August."

Additional details about the seminar, including registration information, can be accessed here


Bruce B. Barth

Robinson+Cole, Partner


CBIA Metro Center Building, 350 Church Street, Hartford, CT 06103


02/27/2018 8:00 AM


02/27/2018 10:00 AM