LexisNexis® Legal Newsroom
Oklahoma Opt Outs and ERISA

Proponents of the recently passed Oklahoma workers’ compensation reforms proclaim that the opt out provisions provide an alternative to the newly formed administrative system for processing injured worker claims and do not require that alternative benefit plans be subject to ERISA or other federal...

Opt Outs Panels at WCRI Conference Sidestep Unresolved Issues of How States Can Relinquish Control of Workers’ Compensation

Opt-out cannot become a viable alternative to problematic state systems until a reasonable balance is attained between the interests of injured workers and employers alike By Jennifer C. Jordan, Esq., General Counsel, MEDVAL LLC As opt-out discussions continue despite the recent Oklahoma agency...