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Erisa's Curious Coverage, Peter J. Wiedenbeck Jan 1998

Erisa's Curious Coverage, Peter J. Wiedenbeck

Washington University Law Review

The regulation of employee benefits entails a delicate balance—measures intended to improve the quality of health insurance or retirement programs, if taken too far, deter some employers from providing such benefits at all. Because the availability of benefits depends on employer decisionmaking, ERISA necessarily incorporates cost containment and the preservation of employer flexibility. This article examines the fit between ERISA’s policy goals and existing interpretations of ERISA's reach. It shows that although the statute's anti-abuse and protective policies have been influential in defining the scope and extent of benefit plan regulation, neither is pursued with single-minded ...


The Invisible Man: A Call To Empower Individual Participants And Beneficiaries Against Fiduciary Breachers In Erisa Plans, 31 J. Marshall L. Rev. 553 (1998), Andrea Koutoulogenis Jan 1998

The Invisible Man: A Call To Empower Individual Participants And Beneficiaries Against Fiduciary Breachers In Erisa Plans, 31 J. Marshall L. Rev. 553 (1998), Andrea Koutoulogenis

The John Marshall Law Review

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