Why Participant Education On QDRO's Is Important (The ERISA & Employee Benefits Bulletin - Oct. 2012)

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Recently, a federal district court in Virginia issued an opinion that highlights the importance of obtaining a qualified domestic relations order (QDRO) as part of a divorce decree or settlement. The newsletter reviews that decision and explains why plan administrators should consider educating participants and making materials available that will enable them to become aware of the implications of failing to obtain them during or in connection with divorce proceedings.

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