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Teachers’ efforts to bring 403(b) plan lawsuits fall short
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • February 11 2011

In two different cases from two different regions of the country, teachers brought lawsuits to challenge alleged endorsement and kickback arrangements involving IRC 403(b) plans on the basis of fiduciary breaches


MEWA held to be not fully insured under ERISA
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • April 15 2011

When unrelated employers join together in an association or other group to purchase or arrange for health insurance, the association is defined as a "multiple employer welfare arrangement" or "MEWA" under the law


Recent cases involving beneficiary designations
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • September 29 2010

Two recent cases are instructive when it comes to determining the validity of beneficiary designations


Arbitration in multi-employer withdrawal liability disputes must be pursued timely
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • July 30 2010

A recent case serves as a reminder to employers that arbitration of disputes of withdrawal liability of the Multi-employer Pension Plan Amendments Act of 1980 (MPPAA) must be pursued in a timely manner or the employer may have no recourse


Legal challenges to health care reform continue to work through the courts
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • April 15 2011

In late January, a district court in Florida ruled that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is unconstitutional


Third Circuit rules on whistleblower protection and informal complaints
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • August 31 2010

Employees are protected under Section 510 of ERISA from discharge, discipline, or other discrimination based on the employee's testimony or participation in any "inquiry or proceeding" related to compliance or enforcement of ERISA obligations


EBSA issues final regulations governing penalties relating to multi-employer plans
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • May 28 2010

The Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) has issued two final regulations relating to multi-employer plan operations


New guidance regarding the age-26 dependent coverage mandate
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • May 28 2010

Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, group health plans that extend coverage to dependent children must continue to make such coverage available until age 26


EBSA publishes proposed regulations on investment advice
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • May 28 2010

The Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) recently published new proposed regulations intended to implement provisions of the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (PPA) that create a new statutory exemption from the prohibited transaction rules for the purpose of expanding the availability of investment advice to participants in certain plans like 401(k) plans and individual retirement accounts (IRAs


No ERISA breach for failing to inform dying participant of optional plan benefit
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • August 31 2010

A recent district court case demonstrates how important it is for employers to maintain summary plan descriptions (SPDs) that clearly and unambiguously describe benefits available under their welfare benefit plans