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This Unpaid Pensions Case Could Crush Christian Hospitalsposted on March 28, 2017
Christianity Today’s Kate Shellnutt reports that this week “the U.S. Supreme Court heard a trio of lawsuits on pension plans at Christian hospital systems. So far, the panel of justices seems torn over whether religiously affiliated employers fall under federal requirements for pension benefits.” Churches are exempt from the U.S. Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), which establishes standards for pension plans, but the lawsuit argues that this exemption should not apply to institutions that are affiliated with churches, such as hospitals and schools. The Supreme Court has said that it will issue its decision in June.