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GRS News Scan: November 2019

Thursday, November 21, 2019

This issue includes the following news summaries:

  • GRS Releases Research Alert on Maximum Deferral and Threshold Limits for 2019 and 2020
  • CRS Analyzes New Proposed Social Security Proportional WEP Formulas
  • IRS Proposes Update to Mortality Tables for Calculating Required Minimum Distributions
  • NIRS Releases Report on State and Local Employee Views on Jobs, Pay and Benefits
  • NASRA Updates Issue Brief on Cost-of-Living Adjustments
  • HHS Issues Proposed Rule on Health Coverage Transparency
  • NASRA Releases Overview of Public Pension Plan Guidance

Research Reports: Maximum Deferral and Threshold Limits for 2019 and 2020

Thursday, November 07, 2019

The Internal Revenue Code (IRC) establishes a number of limits on retirement plan benefits and contributions. The limits are located in various sections of the Code and often apply in different ways to private and public-sector plans. Generally, plans must comply with the limits to maintain their tax-qualified status. This research alert summarizes the maximum deferral and threshold limits for 2019 and 2020.

GRS News Scan: October 2019

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

This issue includes the following news summaries:

  • Kaiser Family Foundation Releases 2019 Employer Health Benefits Survey
  • House Ways & Means Chairman Introduces Bill to Address Windfall Elimination Provision
  • U.S. Census Bureau Reports Public Pension Assets Increased Slightly in the Second Quarter of 2019
  • CRR/SLGE Report on the Funded Status of State and Local Pension Plans in Fiscal Year 2018
  • EBRI Releases Brief on Spending Patterns of Retirees
  • CRS Updates Report on Social Security's Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP)
  • Society of Actuaries Releases Mortality Improvement Scale MP-2019
  • NCPERS Studies Public Pension and Education Funding

GRS Insight Newsletter: October 2019

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

In this issue:

  • Windfall Elimination Provision and Government Pension Offset Primer
  • Pension Plans Legislative Update
  • IRS Provides List of Preventive Care Benefits for HSA Participants to Include Certain Care for Chronic Conditions
  • Tri-Agencies Announce Intent to Clarify Confusion over Drug Manufacturers' Coupons and Maximum Out-of-Pocket Rules
  • MHPAEA FAQs and Model Disclosure Form
  • Health Legislation Update

GRS News Scan: September 2019

Thursday, September 26, 2019

This issue includes the following news summaries:

  • SSA Releases 2019 Social Security Fast Facts and Figures
  • Commonwealth Fund Finds More Americans Are Underinsured in Employer Health Plans
  • CRR Releases Brief on Public Plans' Investments and Asset Value Measurements
  • NASRA Updates Issue Brief on Employee Contributions to Public Pension Plans
  • SLGE Publishes Infographic on Public Education Workforce Trends and Demographics
  • CRR Issues Brief on the Effect of Medicare Part D on Drugs and Pricing
  • S&P Global Ratings Releases Analysis of State OPEB Risks
  • Moody's Publishes 2019 State Pension and OPEB Liabilities Report
  • SLGE/AARP Publishes Guide for Elected Officials on Proactive Pension Management
  • BLS Reports on Employee Benefits for Private Industry and Public Sector Workers in 2019

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