News, DPC Business Insight, Patient & Physician Edu. | t: (770) 455-1650 |

ERISA Newsletter – Second Quarter 2018

Join 2,789 other followers


As we head into the thick of summer, all eyes are on President Trump’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy and the impact the new Justice will have on shaping the law for generations to come. We think it’s a good bet that not everyone is as focused on a recent benefits decision from Seventh Circuit involving slayers, pension benefits, beneficiaries, and the ultimate question of who gets the money! Nevertheless, for ERISA practitioners and plan administrators, the Seventh Circuit’s decision is interesting and should be taken note of. It is a good reminder that, while clear plan language and properly executed beneficiary designations can help minimize the risk of litigation involving competing beneficiaries, it is not foolproof because there are some public policy concerns that may override even the best-written plan terms. In Laborers’ Pension Fund v. Miscevic, 880 F.3d 927 (7th Cir. 2018), a federal Court of Appeals for the first time considered whether an individual who was the designated beneficiary of a plan participant she killed was precluded from receiving the decedent’s pension benefit. As the article below discusses, the Court concluded that ERISA does not preempt a state slayer statute that prohibits killers from benefitting from their crimes.




Categorised in: Business, DPC News, Legal, National News

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

DPC Journal Edu. Author’s Corner | Download …

DPC Journal | Job Board

Insights | Analysis | Latest Trends

(C) 2016, 2017, 2018 | The DPC Journal

Scalability & Startup In DPC

(C) 2017 | The Direct Primary Care Journal - All Rights Reserved. Click to enlarge ...

FOR DPC | Unique Offer For DPC Journal Readers in 2018

The DPC Journal Strategic Partnership with Unique Pediatric & Family Medicine/Ortho. -- “Invented by a mom who spent enough hours in the pediatrician’s office to know that keeping kids calm and occupied would make doctor’s visits easier on everyone …”

Free Shipping, New Bundle!

Different Opinions | Insights | Analysis | Trends

(c) 2017 The Direct Primary Care Journal (The DPC Journal)

Join 2,789 other followers

Popular Audio Downloads | Podcasts

Click here to listen to DPC Podcast, Innovations in the Delivery of Medicine and More Interviews ...

Insights | Analysis | Latest Trends

© 2017 The DPC Journal

%d bloggers like this: