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Thursday, April 4th, 2019

The United States District Court for the District of Columbia struck down major portions of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) final rules regarding Association Health Plans (“AHPs”). The final AHP rules expand the definition of “employer” under ERISA by providing…

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Last year, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) released final regulations changing the way employers and other administrators handle benefit claims that necessitate a finding of disability (“Final Regulations”). These changes were reported by Maynard Cooper & Gale in “New Disability…

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Overview The Department of Labor (DOL) issued final regulations in December of 2016 (the “Regulations”) that add to the existing requirements for disability benefits claims. The Regulations add procedural steps and participant rights that must be included in a plan’s…