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IRS to Issue New Rules for Determining Status of Governmental Entities and Benefit Plans—Potential Significant Effect on Health Care Entities

January 08, 2015

A number of health care entities in California have traditionally considered themselves to be governmental entities and any benefit plans they sponsor to be governmental retirement plans. Governmental retirement plans are exempt from various requirements for employee benefit plans (pertaining to areas such as vesting, non-discrimination, participation, and funding) that otherwise apply to retirement plans under the Internal Revenue Code (the "Code") and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 ("ERISA").

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