The days grow shorter and the holidays approach. All of which means that it is time (perhaps even way past time) for the final 2019 edition of the EBC Newsletter. Our continuing efforts to address a broad spectrum of issues and developments of interest bring you the following offerings in this edition:
- Cassie Springer Ayeni assumes her new Committee Co-Chair role and offers her thoughts.
- Cassie steps out of her Co-Chair role to offer some views on subrogation in “Personal Injury Subrogation Claims Under ERISA: Hawaii Does the Work, and the Ninth Circuit Gets ERISA Right.”
- Aliya Robinson assumes her role as the Committee Management Co-Chair and offers her thoughts.
- R. Bradford Huss, Craig P. Hoffman, and Catherine L. Reagan of Trucker Huss explore providing services for retirees within ERISA plans in “The Final Frontier: Adding a Retirement Tier.”
- James Nelson steps a bit out of his editorial role to complete his series ERISA Re-Classification of Independent Contractors, Part II. Spoiler alert: It strolls into the world of the Rules Enabling Act and Fed. R. Civ. P. 82.
- For those already sick of winter weather, we have a preview of the Mid-Winter Meeting in Rancho Mirage, California which is just down the road from Palm Springs.
- The ever-popular As we go to e-Press is on hiatus while those in Washington sort out other things. In its place is a piece entitled “Pushing ‘Relates to’ About As Far As it Will Stretch,” in which one of your editors muses on the possible connections between benefits law, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and sailing.
The members of the editorial board remain keenly interested in your feedback on whether we are capturing what you would like to see in your newsletter. They would also be delighted to discuss article ideas you may have. Those with thoughts on issues they would like to see addressed and/or thoughts on articles should contact one of the editors.