Court Invalidates Rule on AHPs and DOL Responds

In October 2017, President Trump signed an executive order that included a directive to the Department of Labor (DOL) to expand Association Health Plans (AHPs). AHPs are health plans that are offered to employer groups and professional associations in an effort to provide more coverage for small businesses. The DOL published a final rule governing AHPs in June 2018, expanding access to AHPs to small and single-person Read More

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Study Finds That Determination of Fiduciary Breach Often Hinges on Whether Fiduciary Followed a “Prudent” Process Read More

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Study Finds That Determination of Fiduciary Breach Often Hinges on Whether Fiduciary Followed a Prudent Process Read More

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The Importance of the ERISA Plan SPD Read More

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Recent Federal Ruling Regarding Cost-Sharing Reduction Reimbursements

Health insurance providers recently won a number of cases on summary judgement against the federal government regarding cost-sharing reduction reimbursements. The Court of Federal Claims in four recent cases ruled that health insurance providers were entitled to recover unpaid cost-sharing reduction reimbursements from the government. The federal government argued that neither the Affordable Care Act, nor any of the Read More

Study Finds That Determination of Fiduciary Breach Often Hinges on Whether Fiduciary Followed a “Prudent” Process

The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College recently released a study outlining the major causes of 401(k) lawsuits. In particular, the study focuses on the fact that these types of lawsuits often hinge on whether the plan fiduciary was following a “prudent” process and how one would define a process as prudent. With most companies now offering 401(k) plans as their primary retirement offering, it’s wise to Read More

A Case Study in Health and Welfare Benefits

This blog is an excerpt of Anne Tyler Hall’s book “Case Studies in ERISA: Why It Matters And How It Benefits You, A Plan Sponsor’s Guide To Employee Benefits Legal Compliance”  request your free digital copy of the book here. Most private sector health plans are strictly governed by ERISA which provides: Protection for participants and beneficiaries (participant rights); and The right to access to plan Read More

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Snapshot of the Status of 403(b) Plan Fiduciary Litigation Read More

Snapshot of the Status of 403(b) Plan Fiduciary Litigation

A recent uptick in litigation over retirement plans and, specifically, the fees those plans are being charged for administration and management, has many businesses working to renegotiate plan fees. Plan fiduciaries are closely watching the status of 403(b) plan litigation both to see what further steps they need to take to protect the plans they manage. In particular, this type of litigation has shown that there are Read More