Tabatha George

Tabatha George

Fisher & Phillips LLP

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ERISA Fiduciaries Must Continuously Monitor 401(k) Investment Choices

The U.S. Supreme Court has held unanimously that a plan fiduciary has a continuing duty to monitor investments offered under a 401(k) plan, a duty that is separate and apart from the duty to exercise prudence in selecting...more

5/19/2015 - 401k Benefit Plan Sponsors Corporate Counsel ERISA Fiduciary Duty Retirement Plan SCOTUS Tibble v Edison Int

Not All Health Savings Plans Are Created Equal

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) have gained in popularity since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, but many employers are unclear about how they differ from more traditional Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs). An...more

2/5/2015 - Affordable Care Act Employee Benefits FSA Health Insurance Health Savings Accounts

Survive The Season With Our Open Enrollment Checklist

It’s that time of year again, when fall weather brings with it a host of legal obligations for plan sponsors running open enrollment. Here’s what you need to know to survive the season....more

11/12/2014 - Affordable Care Act ERISA Health Insurance Health Plan Sponsors HIPAA Medicare Part D Open Enrollment Summary Plan Description

How To Analyze A HIPAA Breach

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) and subsequent regulations have changed several aspects of compliance with HIPAA, including the way covered entities should think about...more

11/7/2014 - Data Breach Data Protection EHR HIPAA HITECH PHI

Healthcare Reform Watch List: Top Five Concerns for Healthcare Industry HR Departments

Keeping up with healthcare reform regulations is a challenge for all employers, but healthcare providers may face unique burdens. Here are the top five issues human resources professionals should keep on their radar as...more

5/14/2014 - Affordable Care Act Anti-Discrimination Policies Automatic Enrollment Employee Benefits Employer Mandates Healthcare Healthcare Reform Reporting Requirements

If You're Going To Light Up, Pay Up

Is charging smokers more for healthcare really legal? Employees who smoke cost U.S. companies $6,000 more per year than their tobacco-free counterparts, according to a study released this summer by Micah Berman of Ohio...more

2/10/2014 - Healthcare Smokers

How To Analyze A HIPAA Breach

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) and subsequent regulations have changed several aspects of compliance with HIPAA, including the way covered entities should think about...more

2/7/2014 - Covered Entities Data Breach Data Protection Electronically Stored Information HIPAA HITECH PHI

High Court Limits Timing Of Certain ERISA Claims

The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously upheld a contractual clause that limited a participant’s ability to file a lawsuit pursuant to a long-term disability (LTD) policy. The contractual limitation was three years from the date...more

12/17/2013 - Disability Disability Insurance ERISA Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company Heimeshoff v. Hartford Life & Accident Insurance Co. Proof of Loss SCOTUS Statute of Limitations

Benefits Update, No. 4, November 2013: Healthcare Reform Update

Despite glitches and long wait times, the Health Insurance Marketplace created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) came online October 1, 2013, and along with it arrived a new notice obligation for...more

11/19/2013 - Affordable Care Act DOL Employee Benefits Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Healthcare Reform

Benefits Update, No. 4, November 2013: The World Post-Windsor: Rethinking Benefit And Leave Policies For Same-Sex Spouses

Following a highly-publicized U.S. Supreme Court decision and subsequent guidance from both the Labor Department (DOL) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), employers need to rethink how they treat same-sex spouses under...more

11/13/2013 - DOL DOMA Employee Benefits FMLA IRS Marriage Paid Leave Same-Sex Marriage SCOTUS Unpaid Leave US v Windsor

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