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ERISA Violations

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Many employee retirement plans as governed by the Employee Retirement Income Savings Act of 1974 (ERISA). This class action, about the Prudential Employee Savings Plan, alleges that Prudential Insurance Company of America, the plan’s Administrative Committee, and its Investment Oversight Committee chose investment products for the plan that offered advantages to Prudential and its subsidiaries and affiliates at the expense of the participants in the plan.

Goldman Sachs Name on Walls

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) governs various types of employment benefits, including retirement plans. The complaint for this class action alleges that the Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. and the Goldman Sachs 401(k) Plan Retirement Committee “have breached their fiduciary duties and engaged in unlawful self-dealing with respect to the plan…”

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United Behavioral Health (UBH) “administers mental health and substance use disorder benefits for commercial welfare benefit plans,” says the complaint for this class action. But, according to the complaint, UBH’s guidelines for accepting or rejecting treatment under those plans have been flawed and were rejected in a previous class action. This class action seeks to extend the class period for those who want to make claims against UBH.

Statement for 401(k) Plan

This settlement resolves a class action against ATH Holding Company, LLC, its Board of Directors, and its Pension Committee. The complaint alleged that these parties violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) in their management, operation, and administration of the Anthem 401(k) Plan.

Hand Holding Slip of Paper Saying, "401K"

This class action concerns the Compass SmartInvestor 401(k) Plan. The complaint alleges that BBVA Compass Bancshares, Inc., Compass Bancshares, Inc., and BBVA USA Bancshares, Inc.—the companies with responsibility for the plan—did not do their fiduciary duty to the plan, violating the Employee Retirement Security Act (ERISA). 

Advocate Health Care Facility

The Advocate Health Care Network has a Disability Income Protection Plan that provides funds for employees who have a long- or short-term disability and are unable to work because of sickness or injury. The plan coordinates its own benefits with benefits paid by other parties, such as Social Security. However, complaint for this class action alleges that the Plan refuses to recognize the common fund doctrine, which allows participants to recover any legal or other expenses they incur in obtaining those benefits. 

Duke Energy Truck by Electrical Tower

At some companies, a collective bargaining agreement allows employees to bank their unused sick leave or short-term disability hours, even for years. Should the company later be allowed simply to wipe out those hours, without discussion or compensation? The complaint for this class action alleges that Duke Energy Corporation did just that. It claims violations of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and the Tennessee Human Rights Act (THRA) along with age discrimination.

JPMorgan Chase Building

JPMorgan Chase & Co. and other JPMorgan companies are settling class actions alleging they violated provisions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and breached their fiduciary duties for the way they managed 401(k) investments in certain JPMorgan Stable Value Funds.

Providence's Office Park in Oregon

Providence Health & Services is electing to settle a class action claiming it violated its fiduciary duties with respect to tis 401(a) Service Plan, its Multiple Employer 401(k) Plan, and its 403(b) Value Plan. The complaint alleged that those in charge of the plan made imprudent selection of investment options when there were superior, less expensive options available.

Paper with Heading "401(k) Statement"

Do you live in California and work for a company with more than 500 employees? Do you participate in its 401(k) or other retirement plan? Retirement plans for such large companies are governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), and they must meet certain requirements. However, not all of them do—and that may eventually affect how much money you have to retire on.

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