Workers who are required to provide proof of work performed in order to receive the appropriate credit under a benefit plan must get notice of this requirement in the plan description, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled.
Clarifying a plan administrator’s obligations under the Employee Retirement Income and Security Act of 1974, the circuit also held that a pension fund did not violate its fiduciary duties when it failed to audit plaintiff Abraham Wilkins’ employers to ensure that his benefits were properly calculated.
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