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2020 ERISA Facts

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Discover simple explanations for nearly 900 of the most common questions on one of the most complicated, but important, federal laws regarding employee benefits: the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

2021 editions will be available December 2020! The new edition contains updates on the latest updates on ERISA requirements for qualified retirement plans, employee benefits, and investment management programs. Contact us to pre-order or learn more: 1-800-543-0874 or [email protected]


Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) is known as one of the most complicated federal laws, but it is one of the most important laws regarding employee benefits. 2020 ERISA Facts provides simple explanations for nearly 900 of the most common ERISA-related questions.

Anyone involved in the administration of ERISA-based retirement plans will benefit from this book; it’s the perfect resource for a wide range of employee benefits professionals, including ERISA attorneys, TPAs, CPAs, employee benefits consultants or specialists, corporate counsel, IFEBP members, and more.

Organized in a convenient Q&A format to help you find the information you need, ERISA Facts delivers the latest guidance on:

  • Fiduciary responsibilities under ERISA
  • ERISA-regulated plan administration issues
  • Health insurance issues (HIPAA, COBRA, etc.)
  • Responsibilities related to plan investments and fiduciary liability
  • Compliance and disclosure rules
  • Expanded coverage of prohibited transactions and exemptions
  • Detailed explanations of voluntary compliance programs
  • Real-world advice on enforcement trends

New in the 2020 Edition:

  • Updated penalty amounts for noncompliance issues
  • Explanation of new rules governing Multi-employer Pensions plans (MEPs)
  • Coverage of new litigation on Summary Plan Description (SPD) contents
  • Expanded coverage of enforcement trends regarding monetary penalties for violations of HIPAA and the HITECH Act via HHS
  • New litigation and rules regarding GINA-complaint wellness plans
  • Detailed explanation of new PBGC rules on terminated and insolvent multiemployer plans

Topics Covered:

  • Establishment and Administration
  • Health Benefit Issues
  • Fiduciary Duties and Liability Issues
  • Prohibited Transactions
  • Statutory, Class, and Individual Exemptions
  • Fidelity Bonding, Fiduciary Liability Insurance, and Exculpatory Provisions
  • Taft-Hartley Plans (Multiemployer Plans)
  • And More! See the “Table of Contents” section for a full list of topics

Additionally, the book includes complete information on disclosure requirements from the Employee Benefits Security Administration, IRS, Health and Human Services, and citations to key court cases and legislation. Department of Labor guidance on disclosure requirements is also provided.

Additional Information
SKU 1170020
Brand National Underwriter
Publication Date December 5, 2019
Jurisdiction National
ISBN 978-1-949506-74-7
Page Count 1152
Author Frank J. Bitzer, Dsq., FACEBC and Nicholas W. Ferrigno, Jf., J.D., CLU
Edition 2020
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