Subscribe (Free) to
Daily or Weekly Newsletters
Post a Job

Featured Jobs

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Associate Attorney

Polsinelli PC
(Chicago IL / Dallas TX / Kansas City MO)

Polsinelli PC logo

Fund Administrator

Plumbers Local Union No. 1 Benefit Funds
(Long Island City NY)

Retirement Plan Relationship Manager

ERISA Services, Inc.
(Remote)

ERISA Services, Inc. logo

Jr Retirement Plan Administrator/ Administrative Assistant

Hochheiser Deutsch & Co, Inc.
(Melville NY)

Hochheiser Deutsch & Co, Inc. logo

Retirement Plan Administrator

Nicholas Pension Consultants
(Remote / Corona CA / Rancho Cordova CA)

Nicholas Pension Consultants logo

Retirement Plan Administrator (TPA)

Retirement Plan Consultants
(Remote)

Retirement Plan Consultants logo

Sales Consultant

EPIC Retirement Plan Services
(Remote / Norwich NY / KY / MA / ME / OH / PA / VT)

EPIC Retirement Plan Services logo

Retirement Plan Administrator – Senior Associate

PBMares
(Norfolk VA / AZ / DC / FL / MD / NC / PA / TX)

PBMares logo

Retirement Plan Legal Specialist

Pentegra
(Remote / West Harrison NY)

Pentegra logo

Administrator/Consultant (DC and DB)

TPA Professionals
(Remote)

DC Plan Administrator

Retirement, LLC
(Remote / Oklahoma City OK)

Retirement, LLC logo

Retirement Plan Administrator

Kentucky Trust Company
(Danville KY)

Kentucky Trust Company logo

Retirement Plan Specialist

RTD Financial Advisors
(Philadelphia PA)

RTD Financial Advisors logo

Retirement Plan Consultant

EPIC: TPA/DPS
(Remote / Norwich NY)

EPIC: TPA/DPS logo

Distribution \ Loan Clerk

Retirement, LLC
(Remote / Oklahoma City OK)

Retirement, LLC logo

Retirement Plan Administrator

Farmer & Betts, Inc.
(Remote / WA)

Farmer & Betts, Inc. logo

Compliance Analyst

Pentegra
(Remote / West Harrison NY)

Pentegra logo

Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Associate Attorney

Verrill
(Portland ME / Boston MA)

Verrill logo

Retirement Plan Documents Specialist

Loren D. Stark Company
(Remote)

Loren D. Stark Company logo

View More Employee Benefits Jobs

Free Newsletters

“BenefitsLink continues to be the most valuable resource we have at the firm.”

-- An attorney subscriber

Mobile App image LinkedIn icon
Twitter icon
Facebook icon

<< Previous news item   |   Next news item >>



Despite Amara Decision, SPD Can Set the Terms of a Plan (PDF)
Steptoe & Johnson LLPLink to more items from this source
Feb. 13, 2015
"Sometimes, particularly in welfare plans, documentation is rather informal, and important provisions, such as administrative discretion, subrogation, and procedures for submitting benefit claims and appealing denied claims, may appear only in the SPD. Does Amara render them unenforceable?... [A plaintiff] contended that the Supreme Court had drawn a clear line between plans and summaries of plans, with only the former being enforceable. The court's response was that (i) a plan without a plan document is impossible under ERISA, (ii) the plan document must 'specify the basis on which payments are made to and from the plan,' ERISA, Section 403(b)(3), and (iii) the only document that specified the basis of payments in this instance was the summary plan description. Hence, the summary was the plan." [Bd. of Trustees of the National Elevator Industry Health Benefit Plan v. Montanile, No. 14-11678 (11th Cir. Nov. 25, 2014)]

Please click here to report this link if it is broken (for example, if you see a "404 File Not Found" error message after you click on the link above).
An important word about authorship: BenefitsLink® is providing a hypertext link to the item shown above, but is not the author of the item (unless otherwise specified).
© 2023 BenefitsLink.com, Inc.