In an 8-0 opinion penned by Justice Kagan, today the United States Supreme Court held a pension plan "maintained by a principal-purpose organization
In response to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), numerous states are attempting to collect and analyze data about
Have you received an email from the Department of Labor recently? If not, you may. The Department has recently begun a program to identify whether
The Employee Benefit Security Administration has developed a two-step disclosure requirement designed to make all fees paid in connection with retirement plans more transparent.
Many privately owned businesses find it difficult to face the issue of succession.
As we start a new year, plan sponsors and plan administrators should be aware of important upcoming changes affecting employee benefits in 2012.
In Scruggs v. ExxonMobil Pension Plan, 10th Circuit No. 08-6145, November 9, 2009, the Court upheld a plan administrator’s denial of the pension benefits claimed by a putative independent contractor.
In a 106-page decision, the Federal District Court in Young v. Verizon’s Bell Atlantic Cash Balance Plan, N.D. Ill., No. 05 C 7314, November 2, 2009 applied the equitable doctrine of reformation to correct a scrivener’s error in the plan document.
A new statute enacted October 9, 2008 which is effective for plan years beginning one year after the date of enactment (for example, January 1, 2010 for a calendar year plan) must allow certain dependants who otherwise would lose coverage to remain covered under the plan for up to an additional year.
Have you ever had a benefit claim denied?