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DOL Proposes Significant Changes to the QPAM Exemption - What You Need to Know

USA - August 10 2022 On July 27, 2022, the U.S. Department of Labor (the “DOL”) issued notice of a proposed amendment (the “Proposed Amendment”) to Prohibited Transaction…

Ira G Bogner, Rebecca Fishbein, Pamela A Onufer, Adam W Scoll, Steven D Weinstein

DOL announces temporary enforcement policy and guidance to address new compensation disclosure requirements for service providers to group health plans

USA - January 24 2022 On December 30, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued Field Assistance Bulletin No. 2021-03 (“FAB”), announcing its temporary enforcement…

Andrea E. Ewalefo, Mary Grace Richardson

ERISA Disclosure Requirements for Service Providers Extended to Group Health Plans

USA - February 10 2021 The recently enacted Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (“CAA”) requires new disclosures for brokers and other consultants providing services to…

Anthony S. Cacace, Mary Grace Richardson

Clawbacks: Recent Litigation Targeting Insurers and Pharmacy Benefit Managers

USA - May 3 2018 While the term “co-pay” might suggest a sharing of costs between patients and their health plans, a recent study by the University of Southern…

Randall Bunnell

Exhaustion of Plan Administrative Remedies: Important Considerations Following Hitchcock v. Cumberland

USA - August 2 2017 Recently, the Sixth Circuit ruled in Hitchcock v. Cumberland University 403(b) Plan that pension plan participants are not required to exhaust their…

Lisa A Schlesinger