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Courts Redefine ERISA's Church Plan Exemption (PDF)
Stephen Rosenberg, of The Wagner Law Group, via Plan Consultant Link to more items from this source
Oct. 19, 2014
"At least one court, in a thorough analysis of the issue, has concluded that the broad interpretation of the exemption should continue ... A small sampling of other courts has now gone the other way, finding that a benefit plan can only fall within the exemption, and therefore not have to comply with ERISA, if the plan itself was established by a church or similar religious entity. There is no clear answer to the question of which of these courts is correct, because the language of the statute is not crystal clear."

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