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Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP | USA | 30 Apr 2019

TIPS for TPAs: MEPs: Compensating the Sponsor, Part II

Given the possible advantages of multiple employer plans (MEPs) - in transferring fiduciary responsibility and administrative burdens and in reducing

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Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP | USA | 10 Apr 2019

The DOL’s Temporary Enforcement Policy: Potential Traps for the Unwary

The overturning of the DOL's Fiduciary Rule by the Fifth Circuit last year had two impacts: first, the definition of "fiduciary" for investment

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Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP | USA | 9 Apr 2019

Federal Court Rules United Behavioral Health Breached Fiduciary Duties in Denying Mental Health and Substance Use Coverage Claims

United Behavioral Health (“UBH”), a subsidiary of UnitedHealth, administers mental health and substance use disorder benefits for welfare benefit

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Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP | USA | 9 Apr 2019

Peterson v. UnitedHealth Group Inc. Challenges the Practice of Cross-Plan Offsetting

The 8th Circuit recently affirmed a district court decision, which held that United Health Group and its affiliates were not permitted to engage in

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Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP | USA | 9 Apr 2019

IRS Reverses Course on Lump Sum Windows for Retirees in Pay Status

Plan sponsors of defined benefit plans frequently entertain options for “de-risking” their plans due to the increasing and accruing pension

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Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP | USA | 6 Mar 2019

State Fiduciary and Best Interest Developments

Connecticut HB 7161 "An Act Requiring Administrators of Certain Retirement Plans to Disclose conflicts of Interest" went into effect on October 1

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Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP | USA | 31 Jan 2019

The Continuing Convergence of Retail and Retirement Regulatory Oversight

Last month the SEC's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) issued its "2019 Examination Priorities." The release of OCIE's 2019

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Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP | USA | 16 Jan 2019

Best Interest and Best Practices 13

The fiduciary litigation against 401(k) plan sponsors, many plan sponsors and their committees have not taken the basic steps to minimize the risk of

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Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP | USA | 10 Jan 2019

Best Interest and Best Practices 12

In my last three posts (9 and 10 and 11), I discuss the Best Interest standard of care and its practical application. This article discusses a

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Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP | USA | 19 Dec 2018

Fiduciary Status for the Unwary

If you thought that avoiding fiduciary status would be a slam-dunk after the “new” DOL fiduciary advice rule was vacated, think again. The DOL’s old

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