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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 -
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Plan Defends Valuation Of Accounts In Midst of COVID-Related Market Volatility

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A 401(k) plan and its administrators are defending the administrator’s decision to require a special valuation of former employees’ account values, given extraordinary market changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the...more

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A Chronology of COVID-19 Relief for ERISA Plans

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This chronology traces the major ongoing relief provided by legislation, regulatory action, and other agency guidance to assist ERISA plan participants, fiduciaries, and sponsors during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic through...more

Cohen & Buckmann P.C.

How Long Is the Long Arm of ERISA? The Limits of Controlled Group Pension Liability

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Can a foreign owner of a U.S. business be liable for a subsidiary’s unpaid pension liabilities? A recent decision by the Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, GCIU Employees’ Retirement Fund v. Coleridge Fine Arts/Jelinki...more

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The 10th Circuit’s New Interpretation of What is Mandated under ERISA’s Notice Requirements May have Far Reaching Effects On Plan...

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Seyfarth Synopsis: A recent 10th Circuit decision holding that in order for the abuse of discretion standard to apply in litigation the claims administrator must provide participants with actual notice of discretionary...more

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A Simplified View Of The Supreme Court’s 2019-2020 Workplace Law Term

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Supreme Court decisions are often the most challenging pieces of legal guidance to understand. They are rarely straightforward and usually contain so much analysis that it becomes hard to get to the bottom of what was...more

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

The Friday Five: Five Current ERISA Litigation Highlights - August 2020

This month’s Friday Five covers recent cases addressing: (1) a fiduciary’s right to bring an ERISA § 502(a)(3) equitable relief claim against a beneficiary; (2) when a life insurer may avail itself of Florida’s “facility of...more

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Plaintiffs Dismiss COBRA Class Action After Court Recommends Denial of Class Certification

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In Bryant v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., three former Walmart employees moved to certify a class against the retailer, alleging that they were injured by Walmart's allegedly defective notices under the Employee Retirement Income...more

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Wisconsin Becomes a Hotbed for ERISA Class Action Claims

In recent months, Wisconsin federal courts have witnessed a dramatic increase in class litigation raising breach of fiduciary duty claims under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). These claims target...more

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Fiduciary Rule 2.0: What You Need to Know About the DOL's New Fiduciary Rule

On June 29, 2020, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced1 its new approach to the standards for financial institutions and investment professionals who provide investment advice on a nondiscretionary basis to 401(k) plans,...more

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Side by Side Comparison: Electronic Disclosure Rules for Pension & Welfare Plans

The DOL recently provided retirement plans with a new method to comply electronically with certain participant disclosure and notice requirements. See our blog post outlining the new DOL rule. This new method adds to the...more

Shearman & Sterling LLP

IRS Proposes Carried Interest Rules Recharacterizing Certain Capital Gain in Connection with Profits Interests

On July 31, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published proposed regulations providing guidance under Section 1061 (the “Proposed Regulations”) of the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”). Section 1061, which was added...more

Vinson & Elkins LLP

Department Of Labor Tells Plan Fiduciaries To Stay In Their Lane Regarding ESG Investing

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On Tuesday, June 23, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (the “Department”) proposed a rule intended to “provide clear regulatory guideposts for plan fiduciaries in light of recent trends involving environmental, social and...more

McDermott Will & Emery

Illinois Federal Court Dismisses ERISA Claims against 401(k) Fiduciaries

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) requires plan fiduciaries to act prudently and loyally when making decisions about the plan. In Martin v. CareerBuilder, LLC, a federal district court held that the...more

Ary Rosenbaum

Complacency for TPA is deadly

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For me, one of the worst things that any business can have is a sense of complacency; I have spent too many years working at places that were just way too complacent in their work, where so much time was devoted to...more

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Overview of the DOL’s New Fiduciary Rules for Retirement Plan Investment Advice

On June 29, 2020, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced its new approach to the standards for financial institutions and investment professionals who provide investment advice on a nondiscretionary basis to 401(k) plans,...more

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Department of Labor Provides Guidance on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Investing

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While employers and workers alike have understandably been extremely focused on coronavirus–related matters, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently (June 23, 2020) decided that employee benefit plan fiduciaries need to...more

Ary Rosenbaum

Why so serious? They might have created the mess

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Years ago, I had the worst call with a prospective client in the 22 years I have been an ERISA attorney. This 401(k) plan sponsor was like many prospective clients, poor participation, and paying too much in fees. The plan...more

Ary Rosenbaum

The problem with ESG funds

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Over the last 10 years, more and more plan sponsors have opted for environmental and social mutual funds. The problem with these funds is fiduciary concerns since a fiduciary should strive for better performance for their...more

Thompson Coburn LLP

What employers should know about the DOL final rule for electronic disclosure by retirement plans under ERISA

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Employers have long requested relief regarding the electronic delivery of required disclosures under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (ERISA). In recent years, Congress through legislation and...more

K&L Gates LLP

DOL Issues Proposed Rule on ESG Investing for ERISA Plans Part 2: Implications for Plan Sponsors and Investment Managers

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This alert is the second in a series. In our first alert, “History and State of Play,” our global financial services policy team described the status of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposed rule on socially responsible...more

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The thing about the new, new proposed fiduciary rule

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In 1984, Lorne Michaels created a new show, based on Saturday Night Live (SNL) when he was no longer SNL’s producer. It was called “The New Show”, how clever. It failed, people liked the original and within a year, Lorne came...more

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U.S. Department of Labor Formalizes Reinstatement of “Five Part Test” For Fiduciary Investment Advice and Proposes Broad Principal...

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On June 29, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (the Department) formally reinstated its “five-part test” for determining what constitutes “investment advice” under ERISA and Section 4975 of the Internal Revenue Code (the...more

Epstein Becker & Green

DOL Provides Guidance for Private Equity Investments in 401(k) Plans

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Employers that are fiduciaries of participant-directed individual account plans (such as 401(k) plans) subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (‘Plans” and “ERISA”, respectively) should be...more

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DOL Issues New Proposed Fiduciary Rule

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Key Points - New proposal would allow investment advisors to provide advice to ERISA retirement plan participants for a fee, despite potential conflicts of interest....more

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Third Circuit: Provider’s Out-of-Network Claims not Pre-empted by ERISA

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In an important win for healthcare providers, on July 17, 2020, the Third Circuit determined in a published opinion that an out-of-network provider’s direct claims against in insurer for breach of contract and promissory...more

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