Regulatory

Understanding ERISA Liability in the Context of Pharmacy Benefits

Anne Newhouse
 

Fiduciary responsibility has always been a concern for retirement plans governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). The language on the Department of Labor (DOL) Fiduciary Responsibilities webpage explains, “The primary responsibility of fiduciaries is to run the […]

Student Loan Repayment and Financial Wellness Benefits: What’s New?

Anne Newhouse
 

Student loan repayment has been more top-of-mind in recent weeks with President Biden’s announcement on February 21, 2024. The Department of Education emailed 153,000 borrowers that student loans were being discharged for those enrolled in the Saving on a Valuable Education (SAVE) […]

Paid Family and Medical Leave Legislative Developments

Jenny Gartman, CEBS
 

Proposals for paid family and medical leave at the federal level historically haven’t had enough support to become law. Many states have added paid leave mandates since 2017, creating a challenge for multistate employers seeking to deliver consistent benefits to their entire […]

Missing Participants: Help From SECURE 2.0 and the Latest Best Practices  

Guest Contributor
 

Benefits Magazine Extras articles provide you with bonus content on a mix of benefits topics as well as deep dives and analyses on the latest benefit trends and compliance issues. Foundation members can visit ifebp.org/benefitsmagazine to view the full bimonthly print edition of the […]

Magazine Extra: How to Avoid the Contract Confusion of Gag Clause Compliance

Guest Contributor
 

Benefits Magazine Extra articles provide you with bonus content on a mix of benefits topics as well as deep dives and analyses on the latest benefit trends and compliance issues. Visit ifebp.org/benefitsmagazine to see the latest Benefits Magazine Extras as well as the bimonthly print edition.  Group […]

Legal & Legislative Reporter: Court Allows a Life Insurance Conversion Dispute to Move Forward

Guest Contributor
 

Every month, the International Foundation releases the Legal and Legislative Reporter, a compilation of new employee benefits-related case summaries. Below is a summary we thought you’d be interested in. Content provided by Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. The U.S. District Court for the […]