Insurance Law Note: Should an ERISA Plan Document and SPD be combined?

Insurance Law Note: Should an ERISA Plan Document and SPD be combined?

In the world of health insurance regulation, there is a wide array of document requirements and mandated disclosures. Among these requirements is a written instrument governing the operation of an ERISA plan (known as the “Plan Document”) as well as a Summary Plan Description (“SPD”) summarizing what the ERISA plan entails. The Plan Document and…

Insurance Law Note: Navigating the Required Notices for Group Health Plans

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Health Insurance compliance for Employers is highly-regulated. Group Health Plans are not only required to comply with the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”), but must also comply with regulations set by the Department of Labor (“DOL”) and numerous other laws that impact an employee’s health benefits. These laws set out standards under which group…