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Understanding M & G Polymers v. Tackett|
by Neal S. Schelberg, Lisa A. Schlesinger and Yoni L. Grossman-Boder
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling in January will have a significant impact on collectively bargained retiree health care benefits. If it is the bargaining parties’ intent that these benefits are to be vested for life, the written agreement should say so explicitly.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act|
by Gregory A. Storm and Joseph A. Brislin
This update on the Affordable Care Act was written as a supplement to the late Joseph A. Brislin’s book,
Multiemployer Plans: A Guide for New Trustees, Third Edition, published by the International Foundation in 2014.
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Obama’s “Year of Action” and What It Means for Employers|
by Brett E. Coburn and Kristen W. Fox
Stymied by Congress in efforts to pass legislation such as the Fair Minimum Wage and Paycheck Fairness Acts, President Obama has been using his executive powers to impact employment laws. Additional executive action may be on the way.
by Paul A. Green
The bankruptcy process can seem mysterious—especially to someone caught up in it. This article explains the process, highlighting key aspects of filing claims and timing. Important terms are defined in a sidebar.
Pension Derisking Strategies on the Rise|
by Keith Panetta and Tobiah Mintz
Plan sponsors are increasingly wondering if pension derisking is right for them. This article provides a high-level overview of derisking strategies and an in-depth look at one strategy that to date has garnered the most interest.
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