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Tag Archives: Plan Administrator

Quick Tips for ERISA Plan Administrators When Something Goes Wrong

In 2010, after nearly two centuries of legal jurisprudence, the U.S. Supreme Court (in Conkright v. Frommert), concluded that “People make mistakes.”  The Court even acknowledged that administrators of ERISA plans make mistakes! So what do you do if you find that someone made a mistake in plan administration? When we work with clients to … Continue Reading

View From Proskauer: Investigating and Deciding Severance Benefits Claims

Plan administrators charged with administering Employee Retirement Income Security Act-governed severance plans are often confronted with the question of whether they should conduct an independent investigation into the reasons the employer-plan sponsor terminated an individual’s employment before deciding whether to grant or deny the individual’s claim for severance benefits. The decision to conduct such an … Continue Reading

“Plan Administrator” vs “Claims Administrator” – Who is the Proper Defendant in ERISA Claim for Benefits?

The issue of who may be a proper defendant in an ERISA claim for benefits has not received consistent treatment in the courts. On the one hand, a federal district court in Minnesota recently concluded that a third party administrator was a proper defendant in a lawsuit seeking benefits on the grounds that Section 502(a)(1)(B), … Continue Reading
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