There have been 12 proposed class actions brought against major universities with regard to their employee benefit plans. These lawsuits allege
Plan sponsors should ensure that their qualified plans have adequate coverage against theft of assets. Plan sponsors must have an ERISA Fidelity Bond
Over the past year, the Departments of Labor (“DOL”) and Treasury (the “Departments”), as well as the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”), have issued a variety of statutory and regulatory provisions with which tax-qualified pension, profit-sharing, 401(k) and 403(b) plans must comply.
By now, plan sponsors of most defined benefit and defined contribution plans should have received disclosure statements from "covered service providers" to their plans regarding whether the provider is, in fact, a "covered service provider."
International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union Death Benefit Fund, the UNITE HERE Staff Retirement Plan, their fiduciaries, Amalgamated Services Corp., Amalgamated Life Insurance Co., Alicare Inc. and individual defendant Michael Hirsch against a claim for more than $1.7 million in attorneys’ fees stemming from an ERISA action.
In June 2011, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Marriage Equality Act into law, making New York the sixth state to permit same-sex couples to marry.
On February 4, 2009, the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 ("CHIPRA") was signed into law.
The Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA) was enacted into law on October 3, 2008, as part of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008.
On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) (H.R. 3590), as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (“HCERA”).
"Michelle’s Law" provides up to one year of extended medical coverage to seriously ill college students who would otherwise lose coverage due to a medically necessary leave from college.