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August 28, 2019

In late July, the House passed the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act, also known as the Butch Lewis Act, in a 264-169 vote. Supporters of the legislation hope that it will stabilize and strengthen struggling multiemployer pension plans. Specifically, if the...

August 15, 2019

ERISA holds plan fiduciaries to incredibly high standards— fiduciaries must act in the exclusive interest of the participants, and for the exclusive purpose of providing benefits and paying plan expenses. Fiduciaries do not need to be named as such in the plan document...

August 2, 2019

ERISA regulations require plans to outline how they will decide claims for medical and disability benefits, along with any subsequent appeals. The regulations also set certain minimum standards for the plan’s procedures, including setting a maximum number of days that...

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