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Compliance Alert: Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Same-sex Marriages

In a 5-4 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court ruled today that States may not deny their residents the right to enter into same-sex marriages and must recognize the validity of same-sex marriages legally performed elsewhere. 31 more words


A Look Ahead to The Supreme Court’s 2015-16 Term

As the Supreme Court winds down its 2014-15 term, the Benefits Law Advisor looks ahead to the ERISA cases and issues the Supreme Court may confront in its next terms. 1,243 more words

Labor & Employment

Exploring the “What if” Scenarios of Health Savings Accounts

Health savings accounts (HSAs) are a great way to save money and efficiently pay for medical expenses. HSAs are tax-advantaged savings accounts that accompany high deductible health plans (HDHPs). 791 more words


Are You Ready for a DOL Audit of Your Employee Health Plan?

Will your employee benefit plan stand the test of a Department of Labor (DOL) audit or criminal investigation?

The DOL’s Employee Benefits Security Administration closed… 110 more words


Does Tibble Really Cause Trouble for Employers with 401(k) Plans?

Contributed by Rebecca Dobbs Bush

The articles claiming the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Tibble v. Edison International are plentiful.  Each one seems to claim with a great sense of urgency that a new increased liability is now imposed on employers.  438 more words

United States Supreme Court

Summary Plan Description Posted on Company Intranet Does Not Satisfy ERISA Electronic Disclosure Rules

Contributed by Kelly Haab-Tallitsch

A recent court decision from the Eastern District of New York found that posting a summary plan description (SPD) on a company Intranet, without additional notice to participants, does not satisfy the electronic disclosure rules for employee benefit plans under ERISA. 388 more words

Employment Policies

Legislative Brief: What is an ERISA Plan?

What is an ERISA Plan in the group health plan environment? ERISA has been amended many times over the years, expanding the protections available to welfare benefit plan participants and beneficiaries. 185 more words

Employee Benefits