Employee Benefits: Improvements Needed in Enforcing Health Insurance Continuation Requirements : Report to the Honorable John Glenn, U.S. Senate

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Page 7 - Senate, civil action may be brought by a participant or beneficiary to recover benefits due under the plan, to clarify rights to receive future benefits under the plan, and for relief from breach of fiduciary responsibility. 327 'Under the conference agreement, civil actions may be brought by a participant or beneficiary...
Page 7 - A civil action may be brought — ( 1 ) by a participant or beneficiary — (A) for the relief provided for in subsection (c) of this section, or (B) to recover benefits due to him under the terms of his plan, to enforce his rights under the terms of the plan...
Page 2 - As in the retirement plan arena, both the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and the Internal Revenue Code (Code) affect health and welfare plans.
Page 2 - Company-sponsored group health plans play a major role in providing " active and retired workers and their dependents access to needed medical services. Through group health plans, workers and their dependents may obtain hospitalization, physician, and other health services at less cost than they could purchase them individually. Retiree health plans usually cover similar services. This coverage is especially important to retirees under age 65, most of whom are ineligible for Medicare. Companies...
Page 2 - Act of 1985 included a requirement that employers with 20 or more employees that offer a group health insurance plan...
Page 8 - They are responsible for overseeing about 900,000 pension plans with about $2 trillion in assets and about 4.5 million welfare plans, such as health insurance plans.

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