940 ERISA - §011, Fall 2014

Categories: Labor and Employment Law Health Law Tax Law

Instructor(s) Anderson, Brian

The course will provide an overview of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) as applied to retirement plans and employee welfare benefit plans which are regulated by the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Labor, and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. Attention will be paid to related laws that apply to group health insurance plans, including COBRA continuation coverage, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and the Affordable Care Act. The course will cover the role of the benefits attorney in the design and maintenance of employee benefit plans and compliance issues that arise in employer mergers, acquisitions, and other specialized transactional matters.

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