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Employee Benefits Law, Fourth Edition

This treatise offers detailed, annotated coverage of ERISA Titles I and IV; rules of tax qualification, deductibility, and other key tax issues; preemption with regard to ERISA and medical malpractice and related claims; benefit claims with regard to evidentiary issues and abuse of discretion in denials; interplay with related legal areas; and effects of sexual orientation and veteran status on benefits.

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Price: $765.00 Main Volume


Meet The Authors

Ivelisse Berio LeBeau
Editor-in-Chief; Co-Chair, Board of Senior Editors
Jeffrey Lewis
Co-Chair, Board of Senior Editors
Myron D. Rumeld
Co-Chair, Board of Senior Editors
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Description

Employee Benefits Law, Fourth Edition offers detailed, annotated coverage of ERISA Titles I and IV; rules of tax qualification, deductibility, and other key tax issues; preemption, with regard to ERISA and medical malpractice and related claims; benefit claims, with regard to evidentiary issues and abuse of discretion in denials; interplay with related legal areas; and effects of sexual orientation and veteran status on benefits.

Highlights of the Fourth Edition include:

  • Comprehensive review of laws affecting health plans, including the Affordable Care Act, HITECH security and breach notification regulations, and recent changes to MEWA requirements
  • Updated discussion of litigation on church plans
  • Analysis of the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014 and how it affects multiemployer defined benefit plans
  • Review of case law developments after the Supreme Court’s decision in Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer, which rejected a presumption of prudence with respect to employer stock held in ESOPs and described the necessary pleading standards to allege a breach
  • Discussion of changes in the law affecting benefits for same-sex spouses in employee benefit plans  

SUMMARY OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1. Brief History of the Regulation of Employee Benefits
Chapter 2. The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974: Nature, Coverage, and Statutory Structure
Chapter 3. Administration and Enforcement
Chapter 4. Reporting and Disclosure
Chapter 5. Regulation of Qualified Retirement Income Plans Generally
Chapter 6. Regulation of Specialized Types of Retirement Income Plans
Chapter 7. Tax Treatment of Welfare Benefit Plans
Chapter 8. Regulation of Employee Health Care Benefit Plans
Chapter 9. Plan Insurance and Plan Termination
Chapter 10. Fiduciary Responsibility
Chapter 11. ERISA Preemption and Effect on Other Laws
Chapter 12. Civil Practice and Procedure
Chapter 13. Benefit Claims
Chapter 14. Liability Issues Unique to Welfare Plans
Chapter 15. Employment Discrimination and Employee Benefits
Chapter 16. Issues Unique to Jointly Administered Plans
Chapter 17. Multiemployer Plan Withdrawal Liability
Chapter 18. Collective Bargaining and Employee Benefits

Chapter 19. Criminal Enforcement and Civil RICO
Chapter 20. Ethics, Privilege, and Related Concerns Unique to the Practice of Benefits Law
Table of Cases

Table of ERISA Sections

Table of IRC Sections

Topical Index

Authors

Bloomberg BNA authors and editors are practicing professionals with insider perspectives and real-life experience. Learn more about this book’s authors and editors.

Ivelisse Berio LeBeau is Of Counsel, Sugarman & Susskind, P.A., Miami, FL.

Jeffrey Lewis is a partner in Keller Rohrback LLP, Oakland, CA.

Myron D. Rumeld is co-chair of the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group and the ERISA Litigation Group Proskauer Rose LLP, New York, NY.

Contents

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