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Protecting participants from themselves: the choice is theirs

  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 24 2012

I recently spoke at a seminar where the question was raised about a plan sponsor's obligations to act where they see a participant has made foolish investment choices in their self-directed accounts

Yikes! $83,000 COBRA penalty for not providing notice

  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 6 2012

I cannot stress enough the importance of documenting plan procedures and following them for each stage of plan administration

Beware of "springing" fiducary status: do you control plan assets?

  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 16 2012

When I was in law school, I vaguely remember learning about "springing" interests

Supreme Court upholds deferential review for plan administrators

  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 22 2010

Some things did happen this week that had nothing to do with health care reform or COBRA

COBRA notices good when mailed to last known address (if you can prove you sent them)

  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 4 2012

In past entries, I have written about the ongoing struggle plan administrators face when trying to locate participants to provide notices

Are you part of a control group? It counts when counting

  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 10 2012

Between COBRA, discrimination testing and determining PPACA compliance, employers really have to know who to count when counting employees

Health care reform is unconstitutional, sort-of, at least maybe.

  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 13 2010

Before everyone gets excited about engaging in an argument about the constitutionality of health care reform and debating the various cases that are pending on the topic, understand this is not what this posting is about

Fiduciary found liable for not timely honoring rollover request

  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 15 2012

Plan fiduciaries are frequently faced with difficult decisions regarding plan administration and it is important for them to know not only what the plan says, but also what the potential penalties are for not following the plan

PPACA upheld as constitutional

  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 28 2012

This morning, the United States Supreme Court issued its opinion on the constitutionality of PPACA

Withdrawal liability must be actuary's "best estimate"

  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 18 2012

When dealing with withdrawal liability, employers frequently question how it is calculated and the answer is usually "by an actuary."