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Happy Birthday to Barney the Office Para-Beagle!

We would like to wish a Happy Birthday to the office para-beagle! He is 13 years young, and a vital part of the Law Office of Katherine L. MacKinnon experience. He greets all visitors with enthusiasm. He is also a taskmaster – if we don̵… Read More
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Supreme Court: Two new ERISA cases!

The Supreme Court just accepted a new ERISA case with a question we at the Law Office of Katherine L. MacKinnon are excited to hear the answer to: When does a statute of limitations begin to accrue on an adverse benefits determination? We’ll be… Read More
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Article on DOMA - Changes in Employee Benefits to come?

There could be big changes coming in employee benefits when DOMA is ruled upon… http://money.usnews.com/money/careers/articles/2013/04/11/the-fate-of-doma-and-whats-at-stake-with-employee-benefits Read More
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I Always Feel Like Somebody’s Watching Me…

I Always Feel Like Somebody’s Watching Me… When you are receiving short or long term disability benefits, or if you have applied for disability benefits, chances are the insurance company will do some investigation of your claim. Some types of in… Read More
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Interested in Converting? Tread Quickly and Carefully!

If you are leaving work for a health related reason – for example medical leave for treatment of an illness, short or long term disability, or other medical reason – it may be imperative to find out about whether you can take your life in… Read More
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Pension Investing News - Ameriprise Suit

Check out this article about the pending lawsuit filed on behalf of Ameriprise employees regarding the investments in their 401(K) plans:   “In the suit, the Ameriprise 401(k) participants allege that the company breached its fiduciary duty un… Read More
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Happy Holidays!

Wishing a wonderful holiday to everyone! Be safe, be kind, and be happy! Kate and Sarah Read More
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What to Do If Your Disability Benefits Are Terminated

“Your Disability Benefits Have Been Terminated.” Working with insurance companies to maintain disability benefits is difficult. Even after your benefit claim is approved, which is a feat in itself, the insurance company usually has the right to r… Read More
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What the Heck is ERISA?

What the Heck is ERISA? Even after completing law school, most lawyers have no idea what ERISA is other than a vague impression that it involves employee benefits and that they should consult an expert if they encounter it. If you are not a lawyer, t… Read More
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Introductions

Hello! We are Kate MacKinnon and Sarah Demers from the Law Office of Katherine L. MacKinnon. We are attorneys in Minnesota practicing in ERISA employee benefits. Situations we commonly help with would be if you are: denied long or short-term di… Read More
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