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2018 Resolution: Conduct ERISA Fiduciary Training
Retirement plans are one of the most important benefits provided by employers to employees, second only, perhaps, to medical benefits.
United States
6 Apr 2018
Beware The Tail Of The Dog: 5 Tips In Dealing With Employee Benefits In Mergers And Acquisitions
In the context of the age-old M&A mantra "Don't let the tail wag the dog," employee benefits are usually relegated to the role of "tail of the dog."
United States
1 Dec 2017
Someone To Watch Over Me And My 401(K)
There has been a great deal of focus in recent months on efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act and various investigations into Russian influence on the 2016 presidential election.
United States
21 Nov 2017
Benefit Issues Impacting Older Workers
Men and women in the United States are delaying retirement or re-entering the workforce after normal retirement age in increasing numbers.
United States
21 Nov 2017
An ERISA Claim Check: 9 Tips For Effective And Compliant Claims Procedures
The Department of Labor (DOL) issued regulations under ERISA Section 503 in 1977, 2000, and 2016 which set forth specific requirements for claims procedures.
United States
21 Nov 2017
Participants Who Roll Their Pension Benefits Into IRAs Do Not 'Receive' Them
Metropolitan Life lost a case in the 5th Circuit on July 18, 2017, that probably surprised MetLife and may surprise you.
United States
16 Aug 2017
Are HR Employees ‘Investment Advisors' Under The DOL's Fiduciary Rule?
In April 2016, the Department of Labor promulgated final regulations that fundamentally changed the ERISA fiduciary rules governing advisors to retirement income investors.
United States
25 Nov 2016
Did You Consider The COBRA Implications Of Your Severance Arrangement?
Employers frequently want to provide subsidized health coverage in connection with an employee's severance or a reduction-in-force.
United States
10 Nov 2016
Higher Ed Braces For Flood Of Lawsuits Over Retirement Plans
Numerous colleges and universities sponsor retirement plans—both defined benefit (DB) and defined contribution (DC)—to provide retirement income security for their employees.
United States
19 Aug 2016
Get The Basics On Two Federal Bills Affecting Employee Benefits
Recently, two bills with confusingly similar names were introduced in Congress. They are both worth mentioning regardless of whether or not they are ultimately enacted in their current form.
United States
7 Mar 2016
IRS Takes Aim At Pension Plans "De-Risking" Lump Sum Cash-Outs
In recent years, many pension plan sponsors have sought to reduce pension liabilities by offering lump sum "window" programs.
United States
12 Aug 2015
Impact Of The Same-Sex Marriage Decision On Employee Benefit Plans
In Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court held that states may not deny same-sex couples the right to marry, finding that doing so violates the Fourteenth Amendment.
United States
11 Aug 2015
Eight Things We Learned From The Detroit Bankruptcy
Detroit's historic trip through Bankruptcy Court ended in December 2014 with the confirmation of the City's Plan of Adjustment, which trimmed $7 billion in debt from the city's balance sheet and promised improved resident services.
United States
21 Jul 2015
Department Of Labor Issues Final Regulations On Annual Funding Notices
The Employee Benefits Security Administration of the Department of Labor (hereinafter, the "DOL") recently released final regulations related to the provision of annual funding notices under Section 101(f) of ERISA.
United States
8 Jun 2015
2014 Pension Plan Regulatory Highlights
The start of the new year is as good a time as any to look back at some of the employee benefits regulatory developments of 2014 that were not previously covered in this column.
United States
25 Mar 2015
The Battle Over 4062(e) 'Facility Closure' Liability
Employers who sponsor defined benefit plans, or who are involved in a corporate transaction involving defined benefit plans, should be aware of developments in Washington concerning Section 4062(e) of ERISA.
United States
3 Feb 2015
Final Regulations On Qualified Longevity Annuity Contracts
An ongoing focus for the IRS and the DOL has been trying to ensure that individuals have a regular stream of income for the duration of their lives.
United States
15 Dec 2014
GAO Report Shines Spotlight On Key Issues For Managed Accounts In 401(K) Plans
Most professionals who work in the 401(k) arena would agree that managed accounts are, on balance, a favorable development for 401(k) plan participants.
United States
15 Dec 2014
Proposed Bankruptcy Fairness And Employee Benefits Protection Act Of 2014 Would Place Significant Restrictions On Employers In Bankruptcy
Legislation recently introduced in the Senate would place many restrictions on the ability of a bankrupt corporation to change the benefits of employees and retirees.
United States
25 Oct 2014
PBGC Publishes Final Regulations On The Phase-In Period For Guarantee Of Benefits For An Unpredictable Contingent Event
The Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation published final regulations related to the phase-in period for its guarantee of certain contingent benefits.
United States
2 Sep 2014
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