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Employee Retirement Income Security Act is a United States federal law enacted in 1974 to set minimum standards for pension and health plans in the private sector and to protect participants in those plans.  ERISA requires plans to provide information to participants, establishes a grievance process,  and allows participants to sue for benefits or breach of fiduciary duties.  less -
Morgan Lewis

Could Sponsoring a Pooled Employer Plan Grow Your Business?

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While large financial institutions with significant expertise in retirement plan administration are widely expected to sponsor most pooled employer plans (PEPs), other firms (such as franchisors, gig economy employers, joint...more

Ary Rosenbaum - The Rosenbaum Law Firm P.C.

Advertising won ‘t fix that

Over the years, I worked with many organizations starting back with student political organizations and the school paper at Stony Brook. This includes actual businesses, civic and religious organizations...more

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DOL Warns Against Plan Investments in Cryptocurrency

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Given the current market volatility, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) concerns related to the addition of cryptocurrencies in qualified retirement plans seems prescient. In Compliance Assistance Release No. 2022-01, the...more

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DOL Stakes Out New Fiduciary Concept: Plaintiffs Would Uproot It

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The Federation of Americans for Consumer Choice Inc. (FACC), alongside and representing associated members of the FACC, filed a complaint against the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and Secretary of Labor Martin J. Walsh on...more

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Congress Considers Banning Discretionary Clauses in ERISA Plans

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On May 12, 2022, the “Employee and Retiree Access to Justice Act” was introduced in the House of Representatives by Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA).  Senator Tina Smith (D-MN) introduced a companion bill in the Senate. The bill seeks...more

Ary Rosenbaum - The Rosenbaum Law Firm P.C.

DOL issues caution on private equity investments

The Department of Labor (DOL) has cautioned plan fiduciaries about private equity investments as components of investment options, such as target-date or balanced funds. ...more

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DOL Stance on Cryptocurrency in 401(k) Plans Becomes a Political Football

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A recent release by the DOL raising concerns about plan sponsors allowing cryptocurrency investments in 401(k) plans has gotten the attention of both sides of the Congressional aisle as well as industry groups. Some of the...more

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Dealing With Undocumented Workers In ERISA Plans

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Whether because of the tight U.S. labor market or flawed onboarding processes, many undocumented workers are becoming participants and accruing benefits in ERISA-governed employee benefit plans. Dealing with such plan...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Supreme Court to Consider Interplay of ERISA and Local “Play-or-Pay” Laws

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The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”) aims to balance the dual policies of (1) ensuring fair and prompt enforcement of rights under employee benefit plans, and (2) encouraging the creation of such...more

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Businesses Seek to Provide Abortion Travel Benefits in Light of Potential Supreme Court Decision

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Seyfarth Synopsis: In light of recent state-level trends, businesses have begun exploring avenues to assist employees in states with restrictive abortion laws with travel to nearby states to receive abortion services. In...more

Ary Rosenbaum - The Rosenbaum Law Firm P.C.

Stable value study shows the obvious about volatility

David Letterman once had a joke about those USA Today graphs where he claimed they had a graph that said that “3 out of 4 Americans make up 75% of the population.”...more

Holland & Hart - The Benefits Dial

Every Little Thing … Considerations Before Adding Crypto to a 401(k) Plan

Fidelity Investments recently announced that it will offer its 401(k) plan clients the opportunity to offer bitcoin as a 401(k) plan investment option later this year. While this may sound intriguing to some plan fiduciaries...more

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ERIC Petitions US Supreme Court on Seattle Healthcare Case

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McDermott Will & Emery’s Michael B. Kimberly, Sarah P. Hogarth and Andrew C. Liazos, are co-counsel on a petition for certiorari before the Supreme Court of the United States on behalf of the ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC)....more

Ary Rosenbaum - The Rosenbaum Law Firm P.C.

Roth will gain more fans

The numbers don’t lie. We are $29 trillion in debt. Our biggest expenditures will be entitlements and paying the interest on that debt. It stands to reason, that eventually, we will have to increase tax rates to pay that....more

Morgan Lewis

Digesting the New Proposed Exception to the ‘One-Bad-Apple Rule’ for MEPs and PEPs

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In late March 2022, the US Internal Revenue Service withdrew regulations proposed in 2019 and issued new proposed regulations under sections 413(c) and (e) of the Internal Revenue Code, which provide for an exception to...more

Ary Rosenbaum - The Rosenbaum Law Firm P.C.

The Rosenbaum Law Firm Review

When Your Fired 401(k) TPA Takes Things Personally - Aside from Airplane!, my favorite movie of all time is The Godfather and the underpinning is the complete and utter transformation of Michael Corleone from “college...more

Robinson+Cole ERISA Claim Defense Blog

Sixth Circuit Rejects Arbitration Of Certain ERISA § 502(a)(2) Claims, Ruling That Employee Consent To Arbitration May Not Bind...

In Hawkins v. Cintas Corp., No. 21-3156, __ F.4th __, 2022 WL 1236954 (6th Cir. Apr. 27, 2022), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled that an arbitration clause contained in certain individual employment...more

Morgan Lewis

Considerations for Employers and Employer Plan Sponsors Related to Potential Changes in the Effect of Roe v. Wade

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Various media outlets published a draft US Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade late on May 2. The Supreme Court confirmed the authenticity of the document on May 3 but cautioned that the opinion was still in process...more

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

The Friday Five: Five Current ERISA Litigation Highlights - May 2022

This month’s Friday Five covers cases relating to a claimant’s second chance when a lawyer misses a court deadline, whether certain voluntary benefits fall within a broader ERISA plan, a court deciding that an insurer was...more

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Sixth Circuit Rejects Arbitration for Proposed Fiduciary Breach Class Action

The Sixth Circuit, in a matter of first impression for that Circuit, held an arbitration clause contained in an individual employment agreement did not apply to ERISA fiduciary breach claims brought on behalf of a defined...more

Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Material Investment Management Developments and Template Annual Compliance Checklists for Registered Investment Advisers, Exempt...

Summaries of recent legislative and regulatory developments with respect to: •SEC’s 2022 Examination Priorities • Proposed Amendments to Form PF Requirements- •Proposed New Rules Applicable to Private Fund Advisers and...more

Ary Rosenbaum - The Rosenbaum Law Firm P.C.

Great Resignation brings up a wide variety of issues

If your firm has been touched by the great resignations of 2022, you may have some issues to consider...more

Ary Rosenbaum - The Rosenbaum Law Firm P.C.

Not all fiduciary issues are the same

As a plan sponsor, you hear the numbers like 3(16), 3(21), and 3(38) thrown around. The selling of fiduciary services is big. Business over the last 10 years as plan providers want to assume some or all of the liability for...more

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Eligible California Employers with 5 or More Employees Must Comply with CalSavers Retirement Savings Trust Act by June 30, 2022

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California law requires that employers doing business in California that do not offer a 401(k) plan must register under the CalSavers Retirement Program (the “CalSavers Program” or “Program”) and provide employee census...more

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Using the New Group Health Plan Fee Disclosure Rules To Reduce Plan Costs

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Like a 401(k) plan, a group health plan must comply with ERISA’s rule that prohibits a plan fiduciary from paying more than a reasonable amount for services provided to the plan. When a group health plan offers insured...more

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