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Thompson Coburn LLP | USA | 2 May 2019

Seven things employers should know about EBSA investigations

The Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) of the Department of Labor (DOL) oversees nearly 681,000 retirement plans, approximately 2.3


Thompson Coburn LLP | USA | 20 Mar 2019

Understanding the importance of recent 403(b) ERISA settlements

On March 11, 2019, Brown University announced that the school had reached a $3.5 million class action settlement in an ERISA matter brought by


Thompson Coburn LLP | USA | 28 Feb 2019

Surprise billing legislation: What employers need to know

In December 2011, my husband suffered a type of cardiac arrest, commonly referred to as a "widowmaker" heart attack. The good news is that he was one


Thompson Coburn LLP | USA | 19 Nov 2018

Retirement plans under Tax Reform 2.0: How the Family Savings Act could affect employers

On September 13, 2018, the House Ways and Means Committee introduced and approved a trio of bills, referred to collectively as “Tax Reform 2.0." One


Thompson Coburn LLP | USA | 7 Nov 2018

A top hat plan checklist for employers

This article originally appeared in the October 2018 issue of Employee Benefit Plan Review. A top hat plan is a nonqualified deferred compensation


Thompson Coburn LLP | USA | 15 Aug 2018

5 takeaways from the employee ERISA win in McMillan

In an ERISA decision issued August 13, 2018, the Tenth Circuit was critical of almost every step in AT&T’s process for denying disability benefits to


Thompson Coburn LLP | USA | 4 Apr 2018

2018 resolution: conduct ERISA fiduciary training

Retirement plans are one of the most important benefits provided by employers to employees, second only, perhaps, to medical benefits. For many


Thompson Coburn LLP | USA | 6 Jun 2017

Supreme Court clarifies definition of ‘church plan’ under ERISA

The Supreme Court on June 5, 2017, unanimously held that a benefits plan administered by an entity that is associated with a church and has as its


Thompson Coburn LLP | USA | 3 Apr 2017

Halo looms over new decision that adds to ERISA risks for claims administrators

The latest decision to rely on the influential Halo v. Yale Health Plan decision from the 2nd Circuit adds to a worrisome pattern of courts applying


Thompson Coburn LLP | USA | 7 Mar 2017

In a significant change, 2nd Circuit requires strict compliance with Department of Labor claim regulations

At least in the 2nd Circuit, new pitfalls await ERISA administrators processing claims and appeals from adverse benefit determinations. If that

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