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The Department of Labor (DOL) has released a proposed regulation on the definition of fiduciary investment advice under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). The DOL also released a series of proposed changes to a series of prohibited transaction exemptions (PTEs).
A Florida district court dismissed claims brought by out-of-network air ambulance services providers to challenge an arbitrator's decisions under the No Surprises Act's (NSA's) federal independent dispute resolution (IDR) process. The court noted that the providers faced an "uphill battle" in challenging the NSA/IDR payment determinations, though it allowed the providers to amend their complaints.
On September 11, 2023, the American Bar Association (“ABA”) posted a summary of the May 3, 2023, meeting between representatives of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (“PBGC”) and representatives of the ABA’s Joint Committee on Employee Benefits (“JCEB”). Two Wagner Law Group attorneys — Israel Goldowitz (former PBGC Chief Counsel) and Harold Ashner (former PBGC Assistant General Counsel for Legislation and Regulations) – coordinated the meeting for the JCEB representatives.