Voluntary benefit plans may fall under ERISA

Lee, Karen
December 2002
Employee Benefit News;Dec2002, Vol. 16 Issue 15, p1
Focuses on the possible impact of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) on voluntary benefits plans for employees in the U.S. Legal warnings from attorneys to benefits brokers with regard to the administration of the benefits plans; Criticisms against ERISA; Possible problems that may emerge in complying with ERISA.


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