Authorized Representatives – Fresh Look at an Old Rule

Earlier this year, the Department of Labor issued an information letter explaining ERISA’s authorized representative requirement.  Below are some of the takeaways employers may want to consider. 1.     The Authorized Representative Requirement Under ERISA ERISA’s claims procedure regulations expressly give … Continue reading

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The New Disability Claims Regulations: They Don’t Only Apply to Disability Plans

Introduction The Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued regulations that revise the ERISA claims procedure regulations for employee benefit plans that provide disability benefits (the “New Disability Claims Regulations” or “New Regulations”).  They are based on the Affordable Care Act’s (the … Continue reading

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