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Davis Wright Tremaine LLP | USA | 4 Jun 2019

Plan Design Opportunities for Employers Under the SECURE Act

In a previous blog, we discussed the potential changes under the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act of interest to


Davis Wright Tremaine LLP | USA | 6 May 2019

Putting a Hold on AHPs

Medical coverage for employees is often a stressful decision for small and family-owned businesses. Providing competitive benefits to employees can


Davis Wright Tremaine LLP | USA | 1 May 2019

Are AHPs and ARPs for Small Employers Dead in the Water?

A D.C. federal district court struck down DOL rules allowing expanded Association Health Plans (AHPs), effectively putting that new insurance market


Davis Wright Tremaine LLP | USA | 20 Dec 2018

Cutting Employee Hours to Avoid ACA Requirements Costs Employer $7.4 Million

In response to the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) 30-hour threshold for employee coverage, many employers, including retailers and restaurants


Davis Wright Tremaine LLP | USA | 5 Nov 2018

An ARP Is Not an Open MEP - but New DOL Rules Offer Limited Expansion of Retirement Plans for Small Employers

Following closely along the path blazed by the new Association Health Plan (AHP) rules (see our detailed advisories here and here), the Department of


Davis Wright Tremaine LLP | USA | 29 Oct 2018

An Employer’s Guide to Proposed Regulations Expanding HRAs

Proposed IRS and DOL regulations have been issued expanding permitted uses for health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs). These proposals follow


Davis Wright Tremaine LLP | USA | 20 Aug 2018

Employment Laws to Keep in Mind for Family Business Owners

There is often a temptation for small and mid-sized family-owned businesses to disregard employment laws, particularly when considering a family


Davis Wright Tremaine LLP | USA | 15 Feb 2018

New DOL Regulations Require Changes to Plan Claims Procedures - Here's How to Comply

The DOL issued final regulations that changed the handling of claims and appeals of disability determinations under benefit plans governed by ERISA


Davis Wright Tremaine LLP | USA | 18 Aug 2016

Excessive Fee Litigation Hits 403(b) Plans: What Nonprofit Fiduciaries Need to Know

The recent well-publicized announcement of lawsuits against 403(b) plans of Duke, Yale, NYU, Vanderbilt, and other universities opens a new chapter


Davis Wright Tremaine LLP | USA | 22 Jan 2016

U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Montanile Applies Principles of Equity to Reach an Absurdly Inequitable Result Regarding ERISA Plan Reimbursement Claim

"A" gets hit by a drunk driver and incurs $121,044 in medical expenses. The ERISA Plan agrees to pay the expenses if "A" contractually agrees to

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