The triumvirate of federal agencies (HHS, DOL, IRS) responsible for enforcing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the ACA, often called Obamacare) released final interim rules significantly expanding exceptions from what has become known as the “contraceptives mandate.” This mandate, which has been the subject of extensive and ongoing litigation and political debate, will
Caleb Barron advises clients on a broad range of employee benefits and executive compensation issues. He has experience in drafting and amending governing documents for retirement and welfare plans, including 401(k) plans, ESOPs, medical plans, cafeteria plans and wrap plans. Caleb has advised clients in the preparation and delivery of participant communications and disclosures required under ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA, the Affordable Care Act, and various provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, and has helped guide them through the many compliance issues that arise under the Affordable Care Act.
With relatively few exceptions, administrators of employee benefit plans covered by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) have enjoyed success enforcing forum selection clauses in cases across the country. As such, employers should consider implementing a forum selection clause in their plans like the following:
Restriction on Venue. A participant or beneficiary shall…