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Dickinson Wright | USA | 24 May 2019

Surprise! A QDRO Can Apply to a Welfare Benefit Plan

Most plan administrators are familiar with a qualified domestic relations order or “QDRO,” which is used to split retirement plan benefits between a

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Dickinson Wright | USA | 22 Apr 2019

Debunking SPD Myths, Part 4: Know Your Alternative Methods of Distribution for Terminated Participants and Beneficiaries

The summary plan description (“SPD”) and disclosure regulations provided by the Department of Labor (“DOL”) are spread across six regulatory sections

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Dickinson Wright | USA | 5 Apr 2019

Debunking SPD Myths, Part 3: Your Insurance Contracts and Summaries of Benefits and Coverage are Not SPDs for Your Health or Other Welfare Benefits Plan

One common response we hear from employers when asked to provide a copy of their health or other welfare plan summary plan description (“SPD”), is

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Dickinson Wright | USA | 25 Mar 2019

A Written Fee Policy Can Help Employers Answer the Question: Who Pays for Your 401(k) or 403(b) Plan’s Administrative Costs and How Do You Know?

Most employers are familiar by now of the many lawsuits (more than 100) filed against 401(k) and 403(b) plan sponsors and their employee fiduciaries

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Dickinson Wright | USA | 20 Mar 2019

Highlights from Wit v. United Behavioral Health

Earlier this month, on March 5, 2019, the United States District Court in the Northern District of California filed its 106-page Findings of Fact and

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Dickinson Wright | USA | 20 Mar 2019

Court Rules UBH Coverage Guidelines a Monumental Fixer-Upper

Earlier this month, on March 5, 2019, the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California filed a 106-page Findings of Fact and Conclusions

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Dickinson Wright | USA | 25 Feb 2019

The Top 5 Things to Know if You Are New to 401(k) Benefits Administration

As an advisor to many 401(k) plan sponsors, I have been asked occasionally what advice I would give to a person who is relatively new to retirement

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Dickinson Wright | USA | 30 Jan 2019

NLRB Focuses on “Entrepreneurial Opportunity” to Return to Pre-Obama Board Independent Contractor Test

For those keeping track, there are number of different (yet somewhat similar) tests agencies and courts use to determine whether a worker is an

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Dickinson Wright | USA | 24 Jan 2019

New Ohio Law on Joint Employer Status Limits Franchisors From State Employment Laws

Joint employer status continues to be a major issue at all levels of the debate, including with

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Dickinson Wright | USA | 24 Jan 2019

New Ohio Law on Joint Employer Status Limits Franchisors from State Employment Laws

Joint employer status continues to be a major issue at all levels of the debate, including with

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