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“Jay” Van Heyde II on Importance of Pension Plan Descriptions in Orlando Sentinel

Published: April 1st, 2016

By: Joseph “Jay” Van Heyde II

In an article published by the Orlando Sentinel on March 31, 2016, Joseph “Jay” Van Heyde II discusses the importance of pension plan descriptions, and how workers can lose out on benefits if they are not careful. The article describes a deceased Disney employee whose surviving widow lost thousands of dollars in survivor’s pension payments because he had not retired before he died. Van Heyde explains how summary plan descriptions are not enough to fully protect a company, and that a court’s decision often depends on conversations between employees and plan administrators. You may view the full article here.