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Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | USA | 6 Jun 2017

Supreme Court Holds Church-Affiliated Hospital Pension Plans Qualify as Church Plans

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


Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | USA | 7 Mar 2016

U.S. Supreme Court Holds ERISA Preempts State Law Health Care Provider Reporting Requirements

In response to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), numerous states are attempting to collect and analyze data about


Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | USA | 13 May 2013

Department of Labor seeks missed filings for employee welfare benefit plans

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


Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | USA | 26 Sep 2012

Participant level fee disclosures - the second step in a two-step dance

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.


Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | USA | 18 May 2012

ESOPs as a succession strategy

Many privately owned businesses find it difficult to face the issue of succession.


Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | USA | 7 Feb 2012

The employee benefits landscape in 2012: part I

As we start a new year, plan sponsors and plan administrators should be aware of important upcoming changes affecting employee benefits in 2012.


Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | USA | 2 Dec 2009

Denial of pension for independent contractor upheld

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.


Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | USA | 2 Dec 2009

To err is human; to forgive is a relief - court reforms plan for drafting error

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.


Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | USA | 3 Nov 2009

Briefly on benefits (November 2009)

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.


Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | USA | 24 Aug 2009

A benefit claim denial must be more than a mere conclusion - a reminder from the 7th Circuit

Have you ever had a benefit claim denied?

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