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Court Grants Employee’s Request to File Amended Complaint Against Northwell Health for Mismanagement of Retirement Plan: Legal Action Taken under ERISA

BySamantha Jones

Mar 27, 2024
Judge Keeps Northwell Health Retirement Plan Fee Suit Alive

Kaila Gonzalez, a former employee of Northwell Health Inc., recently made claims against the company regarding its mismanagement of their $5.6 billion retirement plan. The employee brought forth allegations challenging the plan’s administrative fees and its use of a single mutual fund. These claims were considered viable by federal judge Rachel P. Kovner, who ruled in Gonzalez’s favor.

On Tuesday, Judge Kovner granted Gonzalez’s request to file an amended complaint in her proposed class action lawsuit under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). The judge determined that Gonzalez had valid ERISA claims, specifically questioning the plan’s $60 per person, per year administrative fees, and the decision to continuously offer a single emerging markets fund.

By allowing Gonzalez to move forward with her legal action, the judge acknowledged the seriousness of the allegations and the potential impact on the retirement plan participants. This ruling represents a step towards holding Northwell Health Inc. accountable for its handling of the retirement plan and ensuring that employees are treated fairly and lawfully in terms of their financial security.

By Samantha Jones

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