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Course Info

This class will cover employee benefits law. Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA): defined benefit plans, including in-depth consideration of defined benefit plan documents; VEBA's, their use and regulation; group life, Accidental Death & Dismemberment, and Long Term Disability plans and related insurance documents; insured and non-insured medical benefit plans; reporting and disclosure requirements of ERISA, including summary plan descriptions, summary of material modifications, Form 5500, and "top hat" elections; and requests for favorable determinations of qualified plans, including Form 5300 and Notices to Interested Parties.


Prof. Russell Shaw

Prof. Russell Shaw is a partner at Walter & Haverfield and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University.


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Study Aids

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