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Know your role: am I a "settlor" or a "fiducary"?
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • March 8 2012

When making decisions about benefit plans, plan sponsors should at least take some time to consider what role they are playing


I can't find my spouse: QJSA waivers for disappearing spouses
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • May 29 2012

I can't find my spouse: believe it or not, benefit plan administrators hear that statement on a regular basis


Does ERISA preempt breach of contract claims on employment agreements? Yes and no.
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • May 22 2012

Employment agreements and offer letters that make reference to employee benefits can create a whole host of potential problems


A quick look at withdrawal liability for employers in the building and construction industry
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • May 10 2012

Employers who contribute to multiemployer pension funds are more and more concerned with unfunded liability and potential withdrawal liability


Unions can indemnify employers if it's in the contract
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • March 21 2012

Back in 2009, we looked at a Third Circuit case called Pittsburgh Mack Sales v. IUOE, Local No. 66 that found that it was not against public policy to require a union to reimburse an employer for withdrawal liability


All relationships matter--DOLEBSA releases advisory opinion clarifying "Prohibited Transaction" and "Party in Interest" rules pertaining to brokers providing services
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • March 7 2011

Dan Kuperstein, an attorney in our Roseland office, brought to my attention that the DOLEBSA has released an Advisory Opinion clarifying "Prohibited Transaction" and "Party in Interest" rules pertaining to brokers providing services to ERISA plans


IRS explains non-spousal rollover distributions
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • January 6 2010

Having spent the holidays catching up on some professional reading, I came across the IRS Fall 2009 issue of Retirement News for Employers which has some valuable information


Fiduciaries and experts: relying on advice
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • September 28 2012

Frequently benefit plan fiduciaries have to rely on experts for advice relating to plan administration


Beware of being overly generous with health benefits: the stop-loss conundrum
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • October 10 2011

Often times, administrators of self-insured plans make decision based on particular circumstances


Don't forget about spouses (participants' spouses, that is)
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • March 28 2012

Late last year I reviewed the case of Milgram v. Orthopedic Associates which dealt with a plan having to essentially pay twice because it gave too much money to an ex-spouse in a QDRO distribution