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Supreme Court Limits Plan’s Ability to Recoup Medical Expense Payments

In Montanile v. Board of Trustees of the National Elevator Industry Health Benefit Plan, the US Supreme Court held that when an ERISA plan participant completely dissipates a settlement from a third party on items that are...more

3/23/2016 - Employer Group Health Plans Equitable Relief ERISA Medical Expenses Medical Liens Montanile v Board of Trustees SCOTUS

US Supreme Court Reaffirms ERISA Preemption Doctrine

The Court finds that ERISA preempts the state law “All Payer” data requirement. In a 6–2 decision issued on March 1, the US Supreme Court affirmed a US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit decision holding that the...more

3/7/2016 - Commerce Clause Employer Group Health Plans ERISA Gobeille v Liberty Mutual Insurance Com. Health Insurance Preemption Reporting Requirements SCOTUS

Asset Purchasers May Be Found Liable as “Successors”

Recent court decisions suggest that parties engaged in corporate asset sale transactions involving potential multiemployer pension plan liability should give extra consideration to the structure and terms of their...more

9/2/2015 - Asset Purchaser Complex Corporate Transactions Employer Contributions ERISA Multiemployer Plan Sellers Successor Liability Withdrawal Liability

PCOR Trust Fund Fee Due Soon for Many Plans

Calendar-year plans should use updated IRS Form 720 and related instructions to file by July 31 deadline. Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), for plan years ending on or after October 1, 2012, plan sponsors of...more

7/25/2013 - Affordable Care Act COBRA Employer Mandates Fees Form 720 Healthcare HRA Pay or Play PCORI Self-Insured Health Plans Shared Responsibility Rule Trusts U.S. Treasury

DOL Guidance on Notice of Exchange Options

New notice describing availability of Exchange coverage must be provided by October 1, 2013. ...more

7/16/2013 - COBRA Compliance DOL Employer Mandates Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Insurance Industry Marketplace Notice Notice Requirements

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