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Discretion vs. Actual Decisions

On November 2, 2020
How can discretionary authority play a part in a plan document? Click to find out what discretionary authority is with examples and the impact it can have.

Back to Basics: Plan Documents 101 (Part 2)

On July 13, 2016
When we think of hot topics in the self-funded industry, plan document drafting is hardly the first thing that come to mind. Instead, issues such as fiduciary duties, reference-based pricing, transgender coverage, employee incentives, and provider abuse are on the tip of everybody's tongues. All these topics, however, share a common feature: they're all reflected, in some way or another, within the plan document. Without compliant and effective plan document language, a plan can't offer robust benefit programs while containing costs.