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New Content Added to Industry-leading Checkpoint Platform


New EBIA title “Employee Benefits for Domestic Partners” provides law analyses and guidance tools

The Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters recently released additional content on their award-winning online Checkpoint® platform.

“We’re committed to improving our customers’ work experience,” said Jim Reeves, senior vice president of New Product Development at the Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters. By combining the subject matter expertise of our authors and editors with a deep knowledge of how customers work, we’re able to deliver the information at the point in their workflow when it’s needed. This latest Checkpoint release demonstrates our commitment to meeting the current and future business needs of tax and accounting professionals in the public and private sectors.”

A new title has been added to the extensive, authoritative content on Checkpoint -- Employee Benefits for Domestic Partners: Design, Taxation, and Administration. This EBIA (Employee Benefits Institute of America) title helps employee benefits professionals (i.e., attorneys, third-party administrators, and corporate benefits specialists) manage the administrative and compliance requirements of their domestic partner benefits. It includes analyses, explanations, charts, tables, checklists, and sample documents such as affidavits, tax certifications, and summary plan description (SPD) language.

Highlights of Employee Benefits for Domestic Partners include:

* State-by-state table of laws with citations and explanations of the developing rules
* Guidance on drafting eligibility provisions and other documentation
* Considerations for how state discrimination laws and ERISA affect benefit design decisions
* Details on qualifications as tax dependents for health benefits, health spending accounts, tax withholding, and other benefit areas
* Special compliance considerations for health, retirement, pension, adoption assistance, and other benefit plans

In this release of Checkpoint, Thomson Reuters has also updated the branding of the e-Tools product line to Checkpoint® Tools. Checkpoint Tools includes PPC’s Practice Aids™, PPC’s SMART Practice Aids™, PPC’s Workpapers™, PPC’s Interactive Disclosure Libraries™, PPC’s Engagement Letter Generator™, and WG&L’s Workflow Tools™


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