Making the most out of benefit statements

Scogland, William L.; Blomquist, Teresa F.
November 2003
Employee Benefit News;Nov2003, Vol. 17 Issue 14, p15
Discusses various legal principles which should be taken into consideration by a plan administrator for every employee's benefit statement in the U.S. Significance of benefit statements when determining a plan's actual benefit obligations; Stand of the court when it comes to complaints regarding benefit statements; Characteristics of benefit statements.


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