ERISA @ 40

The implications of ERISA forty years after its enactment cannot be underscored. Although the flood of laws has slowed, government agencies and private organizations alike continue to grapple to keep guidance current.  


In this special report, ERISA@40, Bloomberg Law’s expert pension and benefits editorial team interviewed many practitioners and former and current federal officials to identify the important past, present, and future milestones with regard to ERISA-covered plans. 


Created by the editors of Bloomberg Law’s Benefits Practice Resource Center™ the report includes:

  • Expert perspectives into the history and future of ERISA with a focus on specific issues including plan coverage challenges, automatic enrollment initiatives and the role of the PBGC.
  • Practitioner perspectives on the impacts of ERISA on qualified and nonqualified plans, the health care system, and issues the Supreme Court may need to address.
  • An overview of some of the biggest ERISA rulings over the past 40 years with a summary on how these rulings modified ERISA litigation, plan design, or plan administration.