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[Official Guidance] Text of Draft Instructions for 2020 IRS Forms 1099-R and 5498: Distributions from Pensions, Annuities, Retirement or Profit-Sharing Plans, IRAs, Insurance Contracts, Etc., and IRA Contribution Information (PDF)
Accidental Death Benefit: Death by Speeding Vehicle Excluded Under 'Crime' Exclusion
Considerations for Separate Account BOLI Owners
When Ambiguity in Plan Language Cost an Employer $4 Million
American Workers Want Life Insurance as an Employee Benefit
Ambiguous Wording in Travel Accident Policy Costs Insurer Additional $4 Million
Fourth Circuit Allows Beneficiary to Pursue Fiduciary Breach Claims Against Employer
Fourth Circuit Revives Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claim Against Plan Administrator Related to Life Insurance Coverage
Surprise! A QDRO Can Apply to a Welfare Benefit Plan
ASB Approves Exposure Draft of a Revision of ASOP No. 2
ERISA Preemption of State Slayer Statutes: Does It Matter?
Themes in Recent Employee Benefits Litigation
Group Life Insurance: Communication Pitfalls
Employer Must Pay Dependent Life Insurance Benefits to Employee Due to Failure to Provide Summary Plan Description
No Fiduciary Breach Where Employer Failed to Provide Life Insurance Conversion Information
State Law Claims Over Fraudulent Payment of Life Insurance Benefits Were Not Preempted by ERISA
No Breach of ERISA Fiduciary Duty for Employer's Failure to Provide Notice of Life Insurance Conversion Rights
2018 Life Insurers Fact Book
Sixth Circuit Finds No Breach of Fiduciary Duty When Participant Was Not Informed of Life Insurance Conversion Right
Life Insurance Purchased in Welfare Benefit Fund Taxed Under Split-Dollar Rules
Nondiscrimination Testing of Group Term Life Insurance: An Overview (PDF)
Fifth Circuit Agrees with Tax Court: Unwanted Employer-Paid Life Insurance Taxable to Employee
Group Life Insurance a Desirable Voluntary Employee Benefit
One Sure-Fire Way to Engage Employees in Voluntary Benefits
In Beneficiary Dispute, Supplemental Life Insurance Policy Was Subject to ERISA
Life Insurance Denial Overturned Due to 'Procedural Unreasonableness'
More Trouble for AD&D and Life Insurance Plan Administrators in Drunk Driving Cases
Fourth Circuit Finds Insurer Not Liable for Employer's Mistake
Fifth Circuit Rules in Favor of Life Insurance Beneficiary Based on Expert Report Insurer Failed to Disclose During Claims Process
Insurer's Payment of Reduced Benefit Not a Fiduciary Breach
Court Awards Benefits Based on Flawed Eligibility Procedures for Dependent Life/AD&D Insurance
Denial of Supplemental Life Benefit Overturned Due to Poor Claims Administration
Mortality Data Show Declining Longevity Improvements
Life Insurance: The Bonus Plan for the Executive Who Has Everything
Sixth Circuit Declines to Adopt 'Substantial Compliance' Test for Requirements of a Qualified Domestic Relations Order
Life Insurance: The Versatile Tool for Retirement Protection (PDF)
Are You Up to Date on Qualified Plan Beneficiary Rules?
Text of Ninth Circuit Opinion Attributing Employer's Actions to Insurer in Award of Life Insurance Benefits (PDF)
Who Is Entitled to Death or Survivor Benefits from an ERISA Plan or from a Federal Employee Benefit Plan?
[Official Guidance] Text of IRS Form 8925: Report of Employer-Owned Life Insurance Contracts (PDF)
Employers Pull Back on Popular Life Insurance Benefits
Less Than Half of Employed Americans Have Workplace Group Life Insurance
For the First Time, More Americans Are Covered by Employment-Based Life Insurance Than by Individual Life Insurance
[Discussion] Can a Dependent Life Insurance Policy Pay Death Benefits to a Beneficiary Other Than the Employee?
A Manslaughter Conviction May Not Prevent Receipt of ERISA Life Insurance Benefits
Court Supports Plans' Freedom to Craft Own Process for Beneficiary Designations
Court Faults Employer for Failing to Provide Accurate Information Regarding Life Insurance Conversion
Second Circuit Upholds Dismissal of ERISA Claims Against Plan Defendants for Alleged 'Cross-Subsidization' Scheme
Plan Administrator's Failure to Notify Beneficiary of Life Insurance Conversion Rights Was Breach of Fiduciary Duty
Employer Liable for Failing to Provide Life Insurance Conversion Information to Disabled Employee
Avoid Costly Litigation Over Beneficiary Designations
Avoiding Beneficiary Befuddlement
How to Avoid Costly Beneficiary Designation Litigation: Helpful Hints for All Benefit Plans
Are Your 'Voluntary' Benefit Plans Subject to ERISA?
Avoid Disaster When Designating Beneficiaries on Your Retirement Plan
Allstate Can't Nix Retiree Lawsuit Over Lifetime Benefits
Court Finds Employer, Not Group Life Insurer, Liable for $314,000 Death Benefit
The Implications of Carrying Higher Housing Debt Into Retirement (PDF)
Employer Who Self-Administered Life Insurance Plan Held Liable for Coverage Provided in Error
Court Nixes Class Action Suit Alleging Fiduciary Breach for Supplemental Life Pricing
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