Legal Insight

All Items: Employee Benefits

  • Hot Topics in the Financial Services Industry

    Updated to reflect the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020, effective January 1, 2021.

  • 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.

  • ERISA: Fiduciary and Disclosure Duties

    The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) requires plan sponsors to meet fiduciary, reporting and disclosure requirements. ERISA also sets minimum standards for participation, vesting, benefit accruals and funding. This Legal Insight focuses on a plan sponsor's fiduciary and disclosure responsibilities under ERISA and explains how to navigate DOL regulations and enforcement activities.

  • 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.