Benefits Law Group of Chicago

70 W. Madison St., Suite 1500 Chicago, IL 60602   (312)696-1373   aswilliams@gct.law

Benefits Law Group of Chicago, a web site maintained by the Employee Benefit Department of the Chicago, Illinois law firm, Golan Christie Taglia LLP,  provides information on:

Group health insurance (including COBRA and HIPAA
Pension and retirement plans (including IRAs, 401(k) plans, thrift plans, ESOPs and IRS compliance resolution system filings)
ERISA and ERISA compliance (including benefit claims and fiduciary duties)
Qualified domestic relations orders (QDROs), age discrimination and gender discrimination
Executive compensation (including deferred compensation and non-compete agreements as well as Section 409A compliance)
Other state and federal employment matters, including ADA, ADEA and Illinois employment law

Benefits Law Group of Chicago is a resource for HR professionals and human resource departments of private companies and not-for-profit organizations such as hospitals and medical centers, universities, associations and charitable organizations.

Recent Benefits Bulletins

ERISA Fiduciary Claim Barred By Employee Release

11/5/19

Deborah Innis was terminated by her employer, Telligen, Inc., after 18 years of service. She was a participant in the Telligen Employee Stock Ownership Plan (“ESOP”), and Bankers Trust was the ESOP trustee.

In connection with her discharge, Innis signed a severance agreement containing a general release ...

Retirement Plan Records and the Forever Rule

9/20/19

A former employee attains age 65 and applies for a retirement pension. That’s normally a routine situation for any plan administrator. But what if the employee stopped rendering covered service 24 years ago and the plan administrator has no records of the employee or his employment ...

Should 401(k) Fiduciaries Offer In-Plan Annuities?

8/14/19

Recent legislation passed by both the House and the Senate with substantial bipartisan majorities (the SECURE Act and RESA) is aimed at promoting retirement savings in Section 401(k) plans.

Legislative concerns about 401(k) participants who are financially unprepared for retirement has resulted in a number ...

Surprise Billing - And What You Can Do About It

7/22/19

What happens when you go to an in-network facility (hospital or emergency room) and are treated by a doctor who is not in your insurance company’s PPO network? You get a bill from a specialist like a radiologist or anesthesiologist that exceeds your insurer’s normal ...

Testimonials

I want to say “THANKS” for all your help, support, patience and expertise through the most challenging time in my life. 

 

It’s great to walk away from this situation feeling we had a great outcome, but even better is to know we achieved this with dignity, class ...

M. Squiller

I'd like to take a moment to acknowledge Mr Andrew Williams. I've had the pleasure to work with Mr Williams over roughly a six month period. He took the time to listen to my case against my employer in an ERISA matter involving a Defined Benefit Trust.  ...

E Sanchez

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