Denial of ERISA Benefits

You already know that a “church plan” is exempt from ERISA, unless the Plan specifically elects to be governed by ERISA under Internal Revenue Code Section 410(d).

But what does it take to become a “church plan”?

Does ERISA require that the Plan be established by a CHURCH before the “church plan” exemption applies? YES.

An update on ERISA Life, Health, Disability matters from BOOM: The ERISA blog

We all know that ERISA disability claimants must exhaust administrative remedies before bringing a suit.  Exhausting administrative remedies typically includes seeking an internal appeal.

But…what is required in the claimant’s letter to the Plan to constitute an “appeal”?

Here’s a