Human Resource & Labor News
www.agc.orgJune 11, 2015 Issue No. 03-15
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Federal Contracting
Davis-Bacon Contractors May Be Required to Cover Actual Employee Lodging Costs
Labor Department Schedules Prevailing Wage Seminars for 2015
Hiring Benchmark Now Seven Percent for OFCCP’s VEVRAA Regulations
Union Contracting
Union Contractors Conference Call Scheduled for June 25
AGC Testifies in Support of New Plan Design during House Multiemployer Pension Hearing
AGC Requests Clarification from IRS on Multiemployer Health Plans
Open Shop Contracting
Open Shop Web Meeting Covers Preparing for “Quickie Election” Rule
HR & Labor Education
Registration Open for Construction HR & Training Professionals Conference
Latest Developments in Construction Labor Law Covered at LELC’s Annual Symposium
Employee Benefits & Leave
New FMLA Forms Available
ERISA Fiduciaries Must Continuously Monitor 401(k) Investment Choices
AGC Requests Clarification from IRS on Multiemployer Health Plans
 

On June 9, AGC submitted a letter to the Internal Revenue Service asking for clarification on the reporting process for employers that contribute to multiemployer health plans and the requirements to provide detailed information on the health care coverage employers’ offer. Employers participating in multiemployer health plans are subject to additional complexity while trying to comply because many decisions and requirements are bound by the employer’s collective bargaining agreements. Under the multiemployer plan model, a plan administrator has access to the information required by the IRS and reports this information, despite the reporting obligation remaining with the employer.

Previous guidance from the IRS has recognized the unique nature of these plans but the IRS has been inconsistent on the requirements for these employers. The rules issued by the agency and the actual instructions on the form employers must complete differ and are ambiguous. AGC and similar stakeholders are asking the IRS to change the reporting form and eliminate the ambiguity between the reporting forms and its guidance in the regulation.

For more information, please contact Jim Young at youngj@agc.org or (202) 547-0133.
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