April 10, 2014
by Endia Vereen
JURIST Guest Columnist Jia Li, Indiana University Maurer School of Law Class of 2014, discusses the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and how it may potentially interact with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.ERISA 510 is an anti-retaliation provision that prevents e... ...[read more]
December 16, 2013
by Max Slater
The US Supreme Court ruled Monday in Heimeshoff v. Hartford Life Insurance that a woman was not entitled to disability benefits under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) because the applicable statute of limitations had run. Petitioner Julie Heimeshoff argued that her claim was ...[read more]
November 29, 2013
by Endia Vereen
JURIST Guest Columnist Meredith Kurz, Hofstra University School of Law Class of 2015, discusses the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and its effects on ERISA benefits...In 2010, with a majority in the Senate and House of Representatives, President Barack Obama successfully passed his ...[read more]
November 18, 2013
by Stephanie Kogut
JURIST Guest Columnists Mary Ellen Signorille and Kate T. Robinson of AARP Foundation Litigation discuss the implications of the US Supreme Court's future ruling in Heimeshoff v. Hartford Life Insurance...Every RISA-covered employee benefit plan must establish a process for internal appeals of ...[read more]
October 4, 2013
by Kyle Webster
The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) has developed since it first passed in 1974. Some of the most pressing and evolving issues today pertain to marriage statuses under ERISA, the impact of the Affordable Care Act, if any, on ERISA and the several ongoing litigations pertaining to ...[read more]
October 4, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
In the four decades since the passage of ERISA, the US Supreme Court has granted certiorari to many cases dealing with the interpretation and application of the law. The Court's jurisprudence guides the District and Circuit courts in understanding how to handle ERISA claims. In the 1983 case ...[read more]
October 4, 2013
by Sarah Steers
At the height of the Great Depression, US President Franklin Roosevelt requested legislation to aid Americans in times of economic need. On August 14, 1935, Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law. The original Act provided benefits to workers upon retirement at age 65, and based the ...[read more]
October 4, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
The Employee Retirement Income Security Act is a complex piece of legislation that Congress passed in 1974 to ensure that the pensions of private sector employees had stability and protection. The legislation only applies to private companies, leaving public employees' pensions unprotected. When ...[read more]
October 4, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
09/18/2013: US to recognized all same-sex marriages for employee benefit purposes 04/16/2013: Supreme Court vacated appeals court decision in ERISA case 05/24/2010: Supreme Court upheld fee shifting in ERISA case 04/21/2010: Supreme Court ruled district court must defer to retirement plan ...[read more]
September 19, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
The US Department of Labor (DOL) on Wednesday issued guidance explaining that all legally married same-sex spouses in the US can now participate in employee benefit plans overseen by the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA). The guidance states that the terms "spouse" and "marriage" ...[read more]

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