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Archive : September 2012

September 28, 2012

Joint Fund Provides No Individual Benefits, Thus Not ERISA-Covered Plan, DOL Says

A fund administered by a joint labor-management board of trustees but providing no benefits to individual participants or beneficiaries is not an employee welfare benefit plan under Section 3(1) of...