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Employee Benefits Newsletter – Spring 2016

Employee Benefits Newsletter – Spring 2016
  • April 5, 2016

In this issue:

Surcharge and Life Insurance Plans: Plugging the Dike against Rising Tide of Employer Fiduciary Liability after Amara. Until the United States Supreme Court decided CIGNA Corp. v. Amara, in 2011, jurists had uniformly interpreted the Court’s earlier guidance under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) as prohibiting, with only minor exceptions, virtually any form of monetary relief for breach of fiduciary duty under the “catch-all” section of ERISA’s civil remedies provisions. That section authorizes “appropriate equitable relief.”

Practical Law Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation: Expert Q&A on Health Insurance Opt-Outs with Keith a Dropkin. An Expert Q&A with Keith A. Dropkin of Jackson Lewis P.C. addressing the pitfalls and other complications for employers that offer their employees incentives to “opt-out” of group health plan coverage.

Recent Developments. Recent developments in benefits-related law that you need to be aware of.

Featured Lawyer: Raymond Turner. Raymond Turner, Of Counsel in our Dallas office, is one of the benefits practice group’s taxation gurus.

Media. See which outlets Jackson Lewis’ employee benefits attorneys have recently appeared in.

Upcoming Seminars. Join us for a benefits seminar near you!

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