862 All About The Benefits: An Introduction to ERISA and Employee Benefits

Employee benefits (e.g., pension, health & welfare, and disability plans) are significant balance sheet issues for companies and governments alike. This course will provide an introduction to the broad and deep federal statute that governs such issues (ERISA) and explore recent significant events in the field, such as the City of Detroit bankruptcy, the impact of the legalization of same-sex marriage on benefit plans, and pension de-risking transactions.

Course Type
Lecture
2019
Winter 2019
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

862.01 0.5

Miguel Eaton

M/Tu 2:00-5:00 PM 4044

Employee benefits (e.g., pension, health & welfare, and disability plans) are significant balance sheet issues for companies and governments alike. This course will provide an introduction to the broad and deep federal statute that governs such issues (ERISA) and explore recent significant events in the field, such as the City of Detroit bankruptcy, the impact of the legalization of same-sex marriage on benefit plans, and pension de-risking transactions.

Grading Basis: Credit/No Credit

Degree Requirements
None
Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
2018
Winter 2018
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

862.01 0.5

Miguel Eaton

ThF 1:30-4:30 PM

Employee benefits (e.g., pension, health & welfare, and disability plans) are significant balance sheet issues for companies and governments alike. This course will provide an introduction to the broad and deep federal statute that governs such issues (ERISA) and explore recent significant events in the field, such as the City of Detroit bankruptcy, the impact of the legalization of same-sex marriage on benefit plans, and pension de-risking transactions.

Grading Basis: Credit/No Credit

Degree Requirements
None
Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

*Please note that this information is for planning purposes only, and should not be relied upon for the schedule for a given semester. Faculty leaves and sabbaticals, as well as other curriculum considerations, will sometimes affect when a course may be offered.