Proskauer Benefits Brief: Legal Insight on Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Episode 37: ERISA’s Bonding Requirements

Episode 37: ERISA’s Bonding Requirements

October 2, 2019

In this episode of the Proskauer Benefits Brief, partner Ira Bogner and senior counsel Adam Scoll discuss ERISA’s bonding requirements. ERISA’s bonding rules generally require that every fiduciary of an ERISA-covered employee benefit plan and every person who handles funds or other property of such a plan be bonded. We will break down these bonding rules and their importance, so be sure to tune in to this episode.

Episode 35: COBRA Basics Part 10: COBRA penalties for noncompliance

Episode 35: COBRA Basics Part 10: COBRA penalties for noncompliance

July 15, 2019

In this episode of The Proskauer Benefits Brief, our final installment in the series exploring the basic COBRA rules, partner Paul Hamburger is joined by associate Katrina McCann and they discuss the penalties for noncompliance. Employers and plan administrators often ask what types of penalties they are exposed to if they get it wrong. What is the cost in correcting the COBRA error? We discuss these important issues so be sure to tune in.

Episode 34: COBRA Basics Part 9: COBRA rules for nontraditional health programs

Episode 34: COBRA Basics Part 9: COBRA rules for nontraditional health programs

July 15, 2019

In this episode of The Proskauer Benefits Brief, our series on the COBRA basics rolls on. Partner Paul Hamburger is joined by associate Talya Scolnik and they discuss some of the key COBRA considerations for some of the nontraditional health plan related programs such as Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) and Health Wellness Programs, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs).

Episode 33: COBRA Basics Part 8: COBRA in the M&A Context

Episode 33: COBRA Basics Part 8: COBRA in the M&A Context

July 15, 2019

In this episode of The Proskauer Benefits Brief, partner Paul Hamburger and associate Tyler Forni highlight some of the key COBRA rules to keep in mind in Mergers and Acquisition context. Most people understand that in any M&A interaction, COBRA rules need to be addressed, so be sure to tune in to the next episode in this COBRA series.

Episode 32: COBRA Basics Part 7: Key Rules to Understand How Long COBRA lasts

Episode 32: COBRA Basics Part 7: Key Rules to Understand How Long COBRA lasts

July 15, 2019

In this episode of The Proskauer Benefits Brief, our series outlining the basic COBRA rules continues. Partner Paul Hamburger and associate Talya Scolnik highlight some of the key COBRA rules to keep in mind in understand how long COBRA coverage lasts. This can be a complicated and very technical issue, so be sure to tune in.

Episode 31: COBRA Basics Part 6: What are the COBRA Premium Payment Rules?

Episode 31: COBRA Basics Part 6: What are the COBRA Premium Payment Rules?

July 15, 2019

In this episode of The Proskauer Benefits Brief, partner Paul Hamburger joins Jennifer Rigterink to talk about some of the tricky points related to COBRA premium payment rules. In this installment of our series on COBRA rules, they highlight what plan administrators need to consider when facing COBRA premium payment issues.

Episode 30: COBRA Basics Part 5: What are the COBRA Election Rules?

Episode 30: COBRA Basics Part 5: What are the COBRA Election Rules?

July 15, 2019

In this episode of The Proskauer Benefits Brief, partner Paul Hamburger is joined once again by associate Gabrielle Fox as they discuss important rules and practical issues that arise in dealing with COBRA’s election rules. They will provide insight on important questions related to COBRA election rules such as when elections have to be made, who can make the elections, and what happens to coverage during the COBRA election period.

Episode 29: COBRA Basics Part 4: What are the COBRA Notice Requirements?

Episode 29: COBRA Basics Part 4: What are the COBRA Notice Requirements?

July 15, 2019

In this episode of The Proskauer Benefits Brief, partner Paul Hamburger talks with associate Gabrielle Fox about some of the important considerations in dealing with notice rules for COBRA purposes. In this edition of our COBRA series, we will explain how notices are a key to COBRA administration. They trigger rights for qualified beneficiaries and obligations for plans and plan administrators, so be sure to tune in.

Episode 28: COBRA Basics Part 3: Identifying Qualifying Events for COBRA Purposes

Episode 28: COBRA Basics Part 3: Identifying Qualifying Events for COBRA Purposes

July 15, 2019

In this episode of The Proskauer Benefits Brief, partner Paul Hamburger is joined by associate Talya Scolnik to explore some of the important considerations in identifying qualifying events for COBRA purposes. This is a little more complicated than just listing the qualifying events, so be sure to tune in for important information on this topic.

Episode 27: COBRA Basics Part 2: Qualified Beneficiaries for COBRA Purposes

Episode 27: COBRA Basics Part 2: Qualified Beneficiaries for COBRA Purposes

July 15, 2019

In this episode of The Proskauer Benefits Brief, we continue our series on the basics of COBRA. Partner Paul Hamburger and associate Caroline Cima discuss some of the important considerations in identifying who are qualified beneficiaries for COBRA purposes.