Summary of recent federal cases
, May 2004
1. ADEA gives age discrimination reprieve. Follow-up to Erie County Retirees Association v. Erie County, 3d Cir., No. 99-3877, 8/1/00.
New rules for 204(h) notices
, October 2003
The Internal Revenue Service's final regulations for 204(h) notices, as such notices were amended by EGTRRA, are examples of subtle changes made to an ERISA rule in reaction to a much more controversial phenomenon, viz., the conversion of traditional defined benefit plans to cash balance plans.
ERISA preemption and healthcare in the post-Moran world
, October 2002
A series of judgment calls in Rush Prudential HMO, Inc. v. Moran 536 U.S. ____ (2002) led the Supreme Court to an ultimate decision last June that diminishes ERISA's preemption of state laws and weakens the ability of HMOs in Illinois to manage their costs.
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