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Latest from Our Blog

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Dealing With Postpartum Depression

Starting a family can bring joy and excitement to new parents. However, postpartum depression can occur soon after the birth of a child and last indefinitely if left untreated. It is frequently reported in mothers, but can also occur in fathers.

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Unwinding the Continuous Medicaid Enrollment Provision

At the beginning of the pandemic, Congress enacted the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) to respond to the nation’s growing health and economic crises. The legislative package included a continuous Medicaid enrollment provision that is soon to expire. What are the impacts?

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Federal Government Extends COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

On January 11, 2023, the Department of Health and Human Services extended the COVID-19 public health emergency through April 11, 2023. What are the continued impacts to group health plans?

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Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustment Could Reach 10.5% in 2023

Based on consumer price index data for June, Social Security recipients could receive a record high cost-of-living adjustment in 2023 due to rising inflation. This would represent the first time an increase has reached double digits in four decades.


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Secure Act 2.0 Changes Impacting Qualified Retirement Plans

On December 29, 2022, President Biden signed into law the 2023 Consolidated Appropriations Act (“CAA”). Within the CAA, the SECURE 2.0 Act of 2022 (“Act”) contains significant retirement plan changes. Below is a summary of some of the key provisions impacting qualified retirement plans.

IRS Indexed Limits For 2023

Review the IRS indexed dollar limits to qualified retirement plans for 2023.

Final Regulations On Special Financial Assistance For Underfunded Multiemployer Defined Benefit Plans Released

On July 8, 2022, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) released the final regulations for plans applying for Special Financial Assistance under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

Two Of Zenith’s Plans Approved For Special Financial Assistance Under The American Recovery Plan Act Of 2021

Recently two of the Pension Plans that Zenith administers were part of the first wave approved by the PBGC (Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation) for special financial relief under ARPA ’21.

Zenith’s Pension Director Chosen To Speak At The National Association Of Police Organization’s Annual Pension And Benefits Seminar

NAPO is a coalition of police unions and associations from across the United States and was organized for the purpose of advancing the interests of America’s law enforcement officers through legislative advocacy, political action and education.

Defined Benefit Plans -
A Better Bang For The Buck

An updated study by the National Institute on Retirement Security again concluded that when compared to many Defined Contribution (DC) plans a Defined Benefit (DB) plan does a better job of providing needed retirement income.

PBGC Approves First Two Plans For Funding Relief Under ARPA ’21

On December 21st, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) approved the first Multiemployer pension plan funding relief under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA).

Department Of Labor Releases
FAQs On Required Lifetime Income Illustrations For DC Plans

On July 26, 2021, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) released Temporary Implementing FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) for the lifetime income illustrations that will be required for most Defined Contribution (“DC”) plans. As you may recall from our last article, the DOL released an Interim Final Regulation (IFR) on September 18, 2020 requiring compliance one year thereafter (September 18, 2021).


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Warmest Retirement Wishes to
PacFed Founder Jim Garrison

As PacFed founder Jim Garrison enters retirement, we honor his leadership and legacy with a deep sense of gratitude and admiration. Thanks to his vision and passion, PacFed is not only distinguished by its success in the employee benefits industry, but by its commitment to serving the community.

An Essential Business

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Important Information for Union Member Insureds and PacFed Employees

Operations at Zenith American Solutions (Zenith) and PacFed Benefit Administrators (PacFed) are deemed essential. So that we may provide access to the services our members and their families depend on, Zenith and PacFed offices in California will remain open at this time. As the situation with coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to develop, Zenith and PacFed are prepared and ready to assist.


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PacFed at Work

Thanks to Teamsters 986 essential employees, PacFed is here to serve our members’ group health insurance needs!