Should the recently leaked SCOTUS draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade become law this summer, trigger laws across the Country will go into effect, illegalizing abortion in a significant number of states. Other states are exploring implementing new restrictions on abortion, contraceptive and prenatal services. Many clients have already asked us about what options they

Seyfarth Synopsis: The ever evolving landscape of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors and 401(k) plan investment options may have just become even more complicated.

As we’ve covered on our blog over the last few years, the DOL’s guidance on whether environmental, social and governance (ESG) investments are an appropriate investment for ERISA plans has

Navigating the appropriate handling of a deceased participant’s plan benefit is an all too common concern for retirement administrators.  What’s the big deal? Seems like it should be simple enough — just pay the beneficiary — but in practice it can be a major headache. How do plan administrators ultimately decide who the proper beneficiary

A federal judge has dismissed a class action lawsuit that challenged the Washington Long-Term Cares Act (“Cares Act”), ruling that because the Cares Act is not established or maintained by an employer and/or employee organization, it is not an employee benefit plan and therefore not governed or preempted by ERISA. The Court also held that

We are excited to announce the rollout of Coffee Talk With Benefits, a podcast brought to you by our Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Department. Each episode will provide brief and lively discussions of questions, issues, and concerns that our EB clients and colleagues encounter on a daily basis or wrestle with from time-to-time.

Seyfarth Synopsis: Back in 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued proposed rules on the pay-for-performance disclosure required under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (“Dodd-Frank”). While that proposal generated much commentary at the time, the rules were never finalized. Seemingly to refresh the debate and move things

On Tuesday, March 22, 2022, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm ET, Seyfarth partner Linda J. Haynes will participate in the Practicing Law Institute (PLI) one-day program, “ERISA Plan Investments in the Financial Markets 2022: The Fundamentals.” Linda is a Co-Chair of the program and will present as part of the “ERISA Enacted in 1974 –

Seyfarth Synopsis: Last summer and fall, the Departments of Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services issued Interim Final Rules (IFRs) [here] and [here], implementing the sweeping changes that applied to out-of-network health care providers and health plans under the No Surprises Act. While much of the IFR content was welcome

Seyfarth Synopsis: After announcing a moratorium on the State’s collection of the Washington Cares Fund long term care (“LTC”) payroll tax from employers on December 17, 2021, Governor Inslee signed into law House Bills 1732 and 1733 on Thursday. The bills formally delay the program until July 1, 2023, and implement several changes that are