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After Tackett: Incomplete Contracts For Post-Employment Healthcare, Maria Hylton Aug 2015

After Tackett: Incomplete Contracts For Post-Employment Healthcare, Maria Hylton

Faculty Scholarship

This paper examines the recent U.S. Supreme Court retiree health care decision in Tackett v. M & G Polymers and focuses, in particular, on the ostensibly odd silence with respect to a critical contract term — whether the parties in fact agreed that these benefits were vested. Although the union in Tackett insisted these welfare benefits were clearly intended to vest and the employer now asserts they can be modified at any time, the collective bargaining agreement and supporting documents are ambiguous on this question. This paper examines how and why this “silence” persisted for so many decades and concludes that ...


Health Care Spending And Financial Security After The Affordable Care Act, Allison K. Hoffman Jan 2015

Health Care Spending And Financial Security After The Affordable Care Act, Allison K. Hoffman

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

Health insurance has fallen notoriously short of protecting Americans from financial insecurity caused by health care spending. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) attempted to ameliorate this shortcoming by regulating health insurance. The ACA offers a new policy vision of how health insurance will (and perhaps should) serve to promote financial security in the face of health care spending. Yet, the ACA’s policy vision applies differently among insured, based on the type of insurance they have, resulting in inconsistent types and levels of financial protection among Americans.

To examine this picture of inconsistent financial protection, this Article ...


Ensuring Health And Income Security For An Aging Workforce, Peter Budetti, Richard Burkhauser, Janice Gregory, H. Hunt Nov 2012

Ensuring Health And Income Security For An Aging Workforce, Peter Budetti, Richard Burkhauser, Janice Gregory, H. Hunt

H. Allan Hunt

The chapters explore implications of an aging workforce for a number of social programs in the coming decades, and point to the critical policy issues we must face when growing numbers of older workers begin to strain the capacity of those programs.


Commentary: Is It Time To Take The Broom And Really Clean House? A New Paradigm For Employee Benefits, Mary Ellen Signorille Jun 2004

Commentary: Is It Time To Take The Broom And Really Clean House? A New Paradigm For Employee Benefits, Mary Ellen Signorille

Chicago-Kent Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Changing World Of Employee Benefits, Maria O'Brien Hylton Jun 2004

The Changing World Of Employee Benefits, Maria O'Brien Hylton

Chicago-Kent Law Review

The employee benefits picture, at least for many plan participants and some plan sponsors, is a scary and bleak one. The number of workers with pension coverage is declining, health insurance rates are rising much faster than the rate of inflation, and the number of uninsured continues to rise as well. The decline in union density, the recent boost given by the U.S. Supreme Court to Any Willing Provider ("AWP") laws, and the deluge of recent benefits-related scandals are also all part of this landscape. This Article examines each of these issues, with a focus on reforms that would ...


Reconciling The Erisa Fiduciary's Dual Responsibilities: The Third Circuit Adopts A Heightened Standard Of Review In Pinto V. Reliance Standard Life Insurance Co., Monica M. Lawrence Jan 2001

Reconciling The Erisa Fiduciary's Dual Responsibilities: The Third Circuit Adopts A Heightened Standard Of Review In Pinto V. Reliance Standard Life Insurance Co., Monica M. Lawrence

Villanova Law Review

No abstract provided.


Ensuring Health And Income Security For An Aging Workforce, Peter Budetti, Richard V. Burkhauser, Janice M. Gregory, H. Allan Hunt Jan 2001

Ensuring Health And Income Security For An Aging Workforce, Peter Budetti, Richard V. Burkhauser, Janice M. Gregory, H. Allan Hunt

Upjohn Press

The chapters explore implications of an aging workforce for a number of social programs in the coming decades, and point to the critical policy issues we must face when growing numbers of older workers begin to strain the capacity of those programs.


Cobra Continuation Coverage And The Plain Reading Of The Statute: Geissal V. Moore Medical Corporation , Judith C. Brostron Jan 1999

Cobra Continuation Coverage And The Plain Reading Of The Statute: Geissal V. Moore Medical Corporation , Judith C. Brostron

Journal of Law and Health

This Paper will discuss the relevant statutes, case law and the Supreme Court's opinion in Geissal v. Moore Medical Corp. It concludes that the Supreme Court correctly reversed the Eighth Circuit's opinion in Geissal by applying the plain meaning of the statute and rejecting the "significant gap" theory. James Geissal was entitled to COBRA continuation coverage even though his wife had preexisting group health insurance coverage. The Fifth, Eleventh and Eigth Circuits' significant gap theory is not supported by the plain meaning of the statute or Congress' intent. The employee should have the choice to elect COBRA or ...


Contemporary Social Policy Analysis And Employee Benefit Programs: Boomers, Benefits, And Bargains, Dana M. Muir Sep 1997

Contemporary Social Policy Analysis And Employee Benefit Programs: Boomers, Benefits, And Bargains, Dana M. Muir

Washington and Lee Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Regulation Of Multiple Employer Trusts: Past, Present & Future, Edward A. Scallet Jan 1983

The Regulation Of Multiple Employer Trusts: Past, Present & Future, Edward A. Scallet

Washington University Law Review

It can be persuasively argued that the recognized abuses in ERISA pension plans are no more severe than those appearing in welfare plans, and that welfare abuses have a significant adverse effect on millions of employees. Nevertheless, application of ERISA in this area has been hampered by several difficult issues, most of which are traceable to a lack of congressional precision in designing enforcement mechanisms specific to welfare plans, and more importantly, to inadequate coordination of state and federal responsibility in this area. This Article examines this problem by discussing the congressional, judicial and regulatory experience with one type of ...