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Breaking News: Mayo Clinic Sued for Fiduciary Breach on Health Plan

Last month, a long-time employee of the Mayo Clinic filed a class-action lawsuit against both the Mayo Clinic and its health plan administrator, Medica Health Plan Solutions (MMSI, Inc.). This case is similar to another recent noteworthy class-action suit, Lewandowski v. Johnson & Johnson, but has several novel aspects, and marks a growing trend of... Read More...

Breaking News: Johnson & Johnson Sued for Fiduciary Breach

Today, attorneys filed a first-of-its-kind class-action lawsuit alleging an employer had breached its fiduciary duties surrounding its health benefits plan. Lewandowski v. Johnson & Johnson lays out a detailed case, focusing on the cost of prescription drugs available through the plan. The filing repeatedly compares the prices of prescription drugs purchased without insurance to the... Read More...

Health Benefit Liability: Schlichter Class Action Lawsuits

In the world of employee benefits, a seismic shift is underway, and it’s causing tremors of concern for some of America’s biggest companies. Law firm Schlichter Bogard, renowned for its pioneering work in retirement plan litigation, has set its sights on a new frontier: employer-sponsored health benefit plans. Schlichter’s current ads soliciting participants for class-action... Read More...

Webinar: ERISA Law and Health Care Quality

Jamie Greenleaf, Co-Founder of Fiduciary In A Box, appeared in a webinar today, alongside Leah Binder, Karen Handorf, and Julie Selesnick. Watch the full webinar here: Some key quotes include: [6:40] “People that are running healthcare plans are fiduciaries of those healthcare plans, and that means they are subject to ERISA’s fiduciary responsibilities, which one... Read More...

Health plan fiduciary breaches persist under CAA

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (CAA) is the most significant compliance challenge employers have faced since the Affordable Care Act. Benefit advisers who serve the health and welfare side of our industry no doubt will need to continue paying close attention to this landmark legislation on behalf of their employer clients.  New requirements are now in effect. They... Read More...

Your Health Plan is the Latest Fiduciary Ticking Time Bomb

REGULATORY COMPLIANCE The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (CAA) is the most significant compliance challenge employers have faced since the Affordable Care Act. New requirements are in effect now, including: Failing to comply with the requirements of the CAA leaves employers at risk of fines and class-action lawsuits. But most employers are still in the... Read More...

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