Legal Insight

All Items: Employee Benefits

  • What Employers Should Know About the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

    Updated to reflect the repeal of the ACA's individual mandate under the federal tax reform law.

  • Hot Topics in the Financial Services Industry

    It is critical that financial services industry employers understand the consequences of noncompliance with the many laws that apply to this highly regulated industry. This Legal Insight highlights some of the more notable legal requirements to help HR spot potential issues. By becoming more familiar with the growing number of rules applicable to the financial services industry, employers can and should take proactive steps to ensure compliance and thereby lessen any risk of civil and/or criminal liability.

  • ERISA: Fiduciary and Disclosure Duties

    Updated to reflect information on the status of the fiduciary rule.

  • COBRA: Managing Notices Triggered by Qualifying Events

    The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) provides for the continuation of health care coverage for employees and their beneficiaries who would otherwise lose coverage due to certain qualifying events. COBRA also requires group health plans to comply with specific notice requirements upon the occurrence of a qualifying event. This Legal Insight highlights areas of risk in complying with this obligation, and offers guidance on how to manage and document all the COBRA notice processes that flow from a qualifying event.

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In depth analysis of employment law relating to employee benefits.