The Department of Labor recently issued a fact sheet intended to help employers understand their retirement plan obligations under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (“USERRA”). The law provides that eligible employees that return to employment following qualified military service must be treated as though their military service was not a
It’s fairly common for employers to continue benefits for employees out on leaves of absence. But what happens after protected leaves such as FMLA and USERRA end, or if the leave is not protected by law, and coverage continues? This post discusses a recent case where the carrier was able to back out of coverage because the plan terms simply did not support coverage during the leave, creating significant exposure for the employer.
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