The Sixth Circuit recently concluded that a disability plan participant was entitled to relief consisting of benefits under the plan and disgorgement
The Third Circuit affirmed dismissal of plaintiff Nicholas Danza's claims that Fidelity breached its fiduciary duties and engaged in prohibited
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is significantly changing employer health care obligations under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
In Yox v. Providence Health Plan, No. 12-cv-01348, 2013 WL 865968 (D. Or. Mar. 8, 2013), a federal district court held that the review of benefit
The U.S. Supreme Court previously held that an ERISA plan administrator must distribute benefits to the beneficiary named in the plan, regardless of
In Govrik v. Unum Life Ins. Co. of Am., 702 F.3d 1103 (8th Cir. 2013), the Eighth Circuit held that Unum operated under a structural conflict of
In Argay v. Nat'l Grid USA Serv. Co., No. 11-3698-cv, 2012 WL 5860518 (2d Cir. Nov. 20, 2012) (by summary order), the Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court's ruling in favor of a utility company, holding that retirees' right to participate in a life insurance program was not contractually vested under their former employer's post-retirement life insurance plan, and thus the benefits could be reduced.
Although the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has engendered much controversy (pro and con) in the business community, one area that has received less discussion is whether ACA may increase employers’ exposure to high-stakes class action litigation.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) has largely survived its constitutional challenges, providing a degree of certainty to health care insurers, providers and consumers regarding the general coverage rules applicable to group health plans.
The effectiveness of general release agreements in barring later-filed ERISA claims has been a frequent subject of litigation.