Employee Benefits

A Sheep in Black Wolf’s Clothing: A Cautionary Tale

The U.S. Department of Labor has taken a series of legal actions against a multiple employer welfare associations (MEWA) plan operated by Black Wolf Consulting. The actions were taken by the DOL against this plan (the AEU Holdings LLC Employee Benefits Plan) include freezing bank accounts, replacing the plan fiduciaries, and issuing an order to [...]

By | November 26th, 2017|Categories: Employee Benefits, Vanner Perspectives|Tags: , , , |

IRS Prepares to Levy 2015 ACA Penalties

The Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) remains on the books. And, in a significant new development, the IRS is poised to begin levying penalties on employers, under the ACA’s employer mandate, for 2015. These penalties may be significant and it we cannot anticipate any “relief” reaching back to 2015.

Human Capital: Enabling Employees to Build Their Resources

Healthcare costs continue to absorb an increasing share of benefits funding. This is forcing employers to find new ways to do more with less help employees meet other key needs. This blog explains the different approaches available to employers in meeting these needs and building employees’ human capital.

By | August 25th, 2017|Categories: Employee Benefits|Tags: , , |