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The latest updates in trends, best practices and compliance
The US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit has held that the insurer for an employer's long-term disability (LTD) plan was required, under the Department of Labor's (DOL's) claims procedure regulations, to furnish a claimant (on request) a doctor's report generated after the insurer's initial denial of LTD benefits. The court concluded that the insurer needed to furnish the report to the claimant before making its final benefits decision, give the claimant an opportunity to respond to the report, and consider the claimant's response in making its final benefits decision.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced cost-of-living adjustments for limits involving health and welfare plans and certain fringe benefit arrangements governed by the tax code (Rev. Proc. 2021-45).
Congress has passed, and the President is expected to sign on Monday, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) (H. R. 3684). The IIJA contains employee benefit provisions related to interest rate stabilization for defined benefit plans, postponement of certain benefits-related tax deadlines during federally declared disasters, and more.