DOL Announces Adjustments to Employee Benefit Plan Penalties

Posted February 28, 2017 Industry Insights, Expert Tips, Insurance 101

In January of this year the DOL issued its first annual adjustment of civil penalties for several benefit-related violations. The new penalties are effective for penalties assessed after January 13, 2017 for violations occurring after November 2, 2015.  We have included a chart below that summarizes the changes.


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