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New Mandatory Retirement Plan Requirement for Certain New York City Employers

On May 11, 2021, the City Council of New York enacted a local law to establish a retirement savings program for certain employees of private entities. What are the Details? The new law creates a mandatory auto-enrollment payroll deduction individual retirement account (“IRA”) program for employees of private sector employers in New York City which … Continue Reading

About That Pension Check… A Miscalculation Case With Broader Implications

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently addressed several issues of first impression in Bafford v. Northrop Grumman (9th Cir. April 15, 2021), a lawsuit involving retirees who received vastly overstated pension benefit estimates from the plan’s recordkeeper reminds employers of the importance of careful administration.   The case highlights the need to ensure that electronic … Continue Reading

U.S. Supreme Court: State Law Regulating Pharmacy Benefit Managers is Not Preempted by ERISA

An Arkansas law regulating pharmacy benefit managers’ (PBMs) generic drug reimbursement rates, and affecting the cost of prescription drugs provided under ERISA-governed benefit plans and the administration of those plans, is not preempted by ERISA, the U.S. Supreme Court has held unanimously. Rutledge v. Pharmaceutical Care Management Association, No. 18-540, 2020 U.S. LEXIS 5988 (Dec. 10, … Continue Reading
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