Compliance Alert: Supreme Court Rules Church-affiliated Plans are Exempt from ERISA

Posted June 15, 2017 Compliance Alert
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On June 5, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision holding that an employee benefit plan may be exempt from the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) as a “church plan” even if a church did not establish it.   This is big news for church affiliated retirement plan sponsors AND health and welfare benefit plan sponsors that have been closely watching the recent litigation involving pension plans for church-affiliated nonprofits.

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