Plan Language Supports Denial-Of-Benefit Conversion, 10th Circuit Rules

Mealey's (August 10, 2015, 11:24 AM EDT) -- DENVER — A multiemployer pension plan did not violate its plan terms by refusing to allow a participant to convert the pension benefits he previously elected from an early retirement pension to a disability pension, the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals affirmed July 29 (Joseph E. Martinez, et al. v. The Plumbers & Pipefitters National Pension Plan, et al., No. 14-1315, 10th Cir.; 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 13245).

(Opinion available. Document #54-150812-043Z.)

Joseph Martinez was a participant in the Plumbers and Pipefitters National Pension Plan,...
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