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Little River Band Sues Blue Cross Blue Shield over Hidden Fees Assessed in Violation of ERISA

Here is the complaint in Little River Band of Ottawa Indians and Its Employee Welfare Plan v. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (W.D. Mich.):


Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

What Happens If There is a Breakdown of COBRA Compliance?

At some companies, there may not be a well established system in place for handling the tasks necessary to comply with COBRA. Here’s a brief overview of COBRA as well as a question from a concerned employer about the implications of not complying, along with a detailed answer. 631 more words


Few Changes Are Made to 2016 Benefit Plan Limits

On October 21, 2015 the IRS announced 2016 cost-of-living adjustments for annual contribution and other dollar limits affecting 401(k) and other retirement plans.   There are few changes to be noted, as the increase in the cost-of-living index stayed below many thresholds necessary to trigger adjustments. 311 more words

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3(16) ERISA Fiduciary Definition

Recently there has been an emergence of entities offering to provide ERISA Section 3(16) services.

Plan sponsors may be interested in divesting themselves of Section 3(16) plan administrator responsibilities and there are questions regarding this concept and its perceived desirability. 403 more words