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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Revenue Procedure 2017-43, which modifies the procedures on applications for benefit suspensions under multiemployer defined benefit pension plans in critical and declining status. The new revenue procedure supersedes Revenue Procedure 2016-27.
Conducted by the Chelko Consulting Group, in cooperation with the Worldwide Employee Benefits Network (WEB), the annual survey tracks employer attitudes pertaining to the viability of private exchanges as a healthcare coverage strategy for active and retired employee groups.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced the imposition of $3.2 million in civil money penalties against a large pediatric healthcare provider (a HIPAA covered entity) resulting in part from the provider's failure to take appropriate remedial measures in response to the impermissible disclosure of protected health information (PHI). The provider failed to request a hearing regarding HHS's proposed penalty determination, which the government has now finalized.