Employee Benefits Law, Fourth Edition

$765.00
Employee Benefits Law 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.

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. Issues Unique to Health Care, Disability, and Other Welfare Benefit 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  

SUPPLEMENT INFORMATION:

The Winter 2018 Cumulative Supplement updates the treatise with coverage current through December 31, 2017, with selected additional updates through June 30, 2018.

It addresses developments including: 

  • Effect of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act on employee benefit plans

  • Discussion of developing Circuit split on characteristics of top hat plans

  • Challenges and changes to regulation of health plans under the ACA

  • Expansion of PBGC’s Missing Participants Program

  • Ongoing interpretation and application of Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer

  • Elimination of the DOL’s new fiduciary rule

  • Preemption and application of California’s state law ban on discretionary clauses

 

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AUTHORS

Ivelisse Berio LeBeau is a member at 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.

Ian Morrison is a Partner with Seyfarth Shaw LLP in Chicago.  He co-chairs the firm’s ERISA & Employee Benefits Litigation Practice Group.


CONTENTS

Main Volume Information

2017/2,100 pp./Hardcover/ISBN 978-1-68267-058-3/Order #P3424

Supplement Information

Winter 2018/310 pp. Softcover/ISBN 978-1-68267-424-6/Order #3424


REVIEWS

"Employee Benefits Law is a critical tool for any lawyer working in this exceptionally complex and constantly changing field. Experienced benefits practitioners appreciate its detailed, in-depth treatment of the nuances of the law, and new lawyers rely on its clear organization and straightforward presentation. It’s a must-have resource for benefits lawyers in my firm."

Russell L. Hirschhorn

Partner, Proskauer Rose LLP

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