The Supreme Court ruled that ERISA pre-empts Vermont's statute as applied to ERISA plans in Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., decided on March
In our prior blog, we explained that under principles of triage, employers may need to focus on the current annual enrollment and wait to take care of the Summary of Benefits and Coverage (“SBC”).
In its recent decision in Edwards v. A.H. Cornell and Son, Inc., No. 09-3198 (June 24, 2010), the U.S Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit weighed in on an issue that has split the federal Courts of Appeals: whether ERISA’s retaliation provision, 510, protects purely internal complaints by employees.
With employers and employees alike burdened by skyrocketing health care costs, and more than fifty million Americans lacking health care coverage, it is becoming more and more likely that some sort of change to the current health care system is imminent.
A recent California Supreme Court decision to recognize same-sex marriages and recent federal legislation banning discrimination based on genetic testing warrants a “checkup” for employee benefit plans, including group health, life, and other welfare benefits.