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Proposal Expanding HSA Access Introduced in House

Representatives Greg Steube (R-FL) and co-sponsor Kat Cammack (R-FL) have introduced H.R. 5608, the Affordable Care and Comprehensive Economic Support through Savings (ACCESS) Act.

September 26 2023

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Retirement Plan Disaster Assistance May Be Available for Missouri Severe Storms

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued a disaster declaration on September 21, 2023, for Missouri severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes, and flooding, for the incident period of July 29 – August 14, 2023.

September 22 2023

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Several Bills Amending ERISA Advance out of House Committee

The House Education and Workforce Committee held a mark-up of several proposals, including four bills (previously announced), which would amend ERISA related to proxy voting, fiduciary duties, and notice requirements for brokerage windows.

September 15 2023

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Retirement Plan Disaster Assistance May Be Available for New Hampshire Severe Storms and Flooding

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued a disaster declaration on September 14, 2023, for New Hampshire severe storms and flooding, for the incident period of July 9, 2023 – July 17, 2023.

September 15 2023

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IRS Announces Applicable Federal Rates for October 2023

The IRS has issued Revenue Ruling 2023-18, which contains the applicable federal rates (AFR) for October 2023.

September 15 2023

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IRS Issues Yield Curves and Segment Rates for DB Plan Calculations

The IRS has issued Notice 2023-66, which contains updated guidance on factors used in certain defined benefit (DB) pension plan minimum funding and present value calculations.

September 15 2023

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IRS Announces Deadline Relief for Hurricane Idalia in Parts of Georgia

The IRS has announced the postponement of certain tax-related deadlines for victims of Hurricane Idalia in parts of Georgia.

September 14 2023

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IRS Updates Procedures for Exceptions from Certain Electronic Filing Requirements

The IRS has issued Revenue Procedure 2023-31, which addresses requests for undue hardship waiver or administrative exception from the electronic filing requirements for Form 8955-SSA, Annual Registration Statement Identifying Separated Participants With Deferred Vested Benefits, and Form 5500-EZ, Annual Return of A One Participant (Owners/Partners and Their Spouses) Retirement Plan or A Foreign Plan.

September 13 2023

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Retirement Plan Disaster Assistance May Be Available for Wyoming Flooding

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued a disaster declaration on September 11, 2023, for Wyoming flooding, for the incident period of June 15, 2023.

September 12 2023

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PBGC Updates Interest Assumptions for Valuing Benefits for Fourth Quarter 2023

The Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation (PBGC) has issued a final rule updating interest assumptions under the asset allocation regulation for plans with valuation dates in the fourth quarter of 2023.

September 12 2023