When the entire country was seeking to understand and respond to the myriad of employee benefit changes, mandates and associated penalties accompanying the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Fraser Trebilcock attorney Elizabeth Latchana stepped up to the challenge and became a leading advisor to employers of all sizes across the state … Continue reading Attorney Elizabeth Latchana honored among Michigan’s ‘Women in the Law’
Fraser Trebilcock Attorney Elizabeth H. Latchana has been named Best Lawyers® 2015 Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Lansing. Only a single lawyer in each practice area in each community is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers. On this heels of this major announcement comes a second high … Continue reading Attorney Elizabeth Latchana Honored as a “Lawyer of the Year”
Fraser Trebilcock Attorney Elizabeth H. Latchana was recently selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016 in the field of Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law. Latchana serves as Secretary on Fraser Trebilcock’s Board of Directors where she specializes in employee health and welfare benefits. Her expertise includes ERISA, COBRA, Cafeteria Plans, … Continue reading Fraser Trebilcock Attorney Elizabeth H. Latchana Honored by Best Lawyers
Fraser Trebilcock Attorney Elizabeth H. Latchana was recently selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2014 in the field of Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law. Best Lawyers© is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which almost 50,000 leading attorneys cast nearly five million votes on the legal abilities of other … Continue reading Attorney Elizabeth H. Latchana Selected Among “Best Lawyers in America”
On Friday, June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued the 5-4 landmark decision in Obergefell v Hodges striking down same-sex marriage bans across the country as unconstitutional under the Fourteenth Amendment.
As the year winds down, it’s important to take stock of plan amendment and notice deadlines, as well as planning for 2015. To guide you through the process, we’ve put together a list that includes all of our Employee Benefit Client Alerts from 2014 as well as other food for thought. Consider Cafeteria Plan Amendments: … Continue reading 2014 Year-End Employee Benefit Plan Food for Thought
HEALTH FSA INCREASE The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently released the annual inflation adjustments for tax year 2015. Among the over 40 tax provisions set forth in Revenue Procedure 2014-61 is the cost of living adjustment for health flexible spending accounts (health FSAs). Specifically, for 2015, the dollar limit on employee salary reduction contributions to … Continue reading Client Alerts: FSA Increase, HSA Limits, and Two New Mid-Year Cafeteria Plan Changes
[NOTE: Deadline below extended until December 5, 2014 (originally November 15, 2014). In releasing this announcement, CMS stated: “We have received requests for an extension of the deadline for contributing entities to submit their 2014 enrollment counts for the transitional reinsurance program contributions under 45 CFR 153.405(b). The deadline has now been extended until 11:59 … Continue reading Client Alert: Transitional Reinsurance Fee – Deadline to Submit Initial Enrollment Count Extended Until December 5
Medicare Part D notices (of either creditable or non-creditable coverage) are due for distribution prior to October 15th. As you know, if you as an employer offer prescription coverage to any Medicare Part D eligible employees (whether or not retired), or Medicare Part D Medicare-eligible spouses or dependents, you must provide those individuals with a … Continue reading October 15: Medicare Part D Notice of Creditable (or Non-Creditable) Coverage
The IRS has recently released draft instructions to the employer reporting drafted forms released over a month ago.