Category: DOL

  • DOL Fiduciary Rule Overturned | FL Benefit Advisors

    Posted on March 22nd, 2018

    In its March 15, 2018, decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit overturned the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Fiduciary Rule that expanded the definition of an investment advice fiduciary under the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Under the Fiduciary Rule, investment brokers were going… Read more »

  • 6 Ways to Keep the Flu from Sidelining Your Workplace | Florida Benefit Advisors

    Posted on March 8th, 2018

    This year’s flu season is a rough one. Although the predominant strains of this year’s influenza viruses were represented in the vaccine, they mutated, which decreased the effectiveness of the immunization. The flu then spread widely and quickly, and in addition, the symptoms were severe and deadly. The U.S. Centers… Read more »

  • Expansion of Association Health Plans | Florida Benefit Advisors

    Posted on November 13th, 2017

    Recently, the Trump Administration issued an Executive Order that, among other things, ordered the Department of Labor (DOL) to explore expansion of association health plans (AHPs) by broadening the scope of ERISA to allow employers within the same line of business across the country to join together in a group… Read more »

  • Seven Common Mistakes That Could Trigger a DOL Audit | Benefits Broker Jacksonville

    Posted on April 21st, 2016

    By Bill Olson Chief Marketing Officer at United Benefit Advisors Not many things incite more fear than receiving a notice that you’re about to have an audit, especially from the Department of Labor (DOL). The DOL is a cabinet-level department of the U.S. federal government responsible for occupational safety, wage… Read more »

  • DOL Issues FAQ on Mental Health Parity and ACA Market Reform Provisions | FL Employee Benefits

    Posted on November 13th, 2015

    By Danielle Capilla Chief Compliance Officer at United Benefit Advisors The Department of Labor (DOL) recently provided an informational FAQ relating to the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) and Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) market reform provisions. Non-grandfathered group health plans and individual or group… Read more »

  • Reporting and Plan Documents Under ERISA and Cafeteria Plan Rules | Florida Employee Benefits

    Posted on November 5th, 2015

    By Danielle Capilla Chief Compliance Officer at United Benefit Advisors The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) was signed in 1974. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is the agency responsible for administering and enforcing this law. For many years, most of ERISA’s requirements applied to pension plans. However, in… Read more »

  • DOL Issues Guidance on Classification of Independent Contractors | Florida Employee Benefits

    Posted on September 8th, 2015

    By Danielle Capilla Chief Compliance Officer at United Benefit Advisors The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued an “Administrator’s Interpretation” to assist employers in determining if a worker is an employee or an independent contractor. The DOL has determined that many employers are incorrectly classifying employees as independent contractors, which… Read more »

  • Preparing for a DOL Audit with a Mock Interview | FL Employee Benefits

    Posted on June 25th, 2015

    By Bill Olson Chief Marketing Officer at United Benefit Advisors As the likelihood of an audit from the U.S. Department of Labor increases, every organization should be prepared so that this potential disaster can be handled with confidence. Conducting a mock audit can be key part of your prevention and… Read more »

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