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H.R.3413 - Coal Industry Health Benefit Stabilization Act ...

The Coal Industry Retiree Health Benefit Act of 1992 ("Coal Act")1 revolutionized the provision of retiree health care benefits. This chapter will analyze 1) whether and under what circumstances Coal Act obligations may be imposed on successors, and 2) whether, if such successor liability

High Court Passes On Bankrupt Coal Co. Benefits Case - Law360

Oct 21, 2014· 1. a. Congress enacted the Coal Industry Retiree Health Benefit Act of 1992 (Coal Act), 26 U.S.C. 9701 et seq., in response to a financial crisis that threatened to deprive more than 100,000 retired coal miners and their dependents of health-care benefits.

Barnhart v. Sigmon Coal Co. :: 534 U.S. 438 (2002 ...

The Coal Industry Retiree Health Benefit Act of 1992 restructured the system for providing private health care benefits to coal industry retirees by merging two previous benefits plans into the United Mine Workers of America Combined Benefit Fund. The fund is financed by annual premiums assessed against signatory coal operators, or those who ...

Coal Act - UMWA

Under the Coal Industry Retiree Health Benefit Act of 1992, the Commissioner of Social Security "shall, before October 1, 1993," assign each coal industry retiree eligible for benefits under the Act to a company, which shall then be responsible for funding the beneficiary's benefits.

The struggle for coal miners' health care and pension ...

The Coal Act provides health benefits to coal industry retirees in three ways. First, two trust funds it combined created by the 1950 and 1974 NBCWAs into a new Combined Fund that offers benefits to eligible beneficiaries who were receiving benefits as of July 20, 1992. 26 U.S.C. §9703(e).

IN RE: OLGA COAL COMPANY |

Jun 04, 2019· As the Dole Commission, appointed under President Bush in 1989 to evaluate coal miners' benefits, put it: "The UMWA Health and Retirement Funds is as much a creature of government as it is of collective bargaining …In a way, the original Krug-Lewis agreement predisposed, if not predetermined, the system that evolved." American Miners Act of 2019

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Item Type Period Balance Description; Coal Industry Retiree Health Benefit Act of 1992, Impact, Description: text: Description of impact of providing medical and death benefits under Coal Industry Retiree Health Benefit Act of 1992.

Coal workers fight for benefits as industry struggles ...

The Coal Industry Health Benefits Act of 1992 (hereinafter "Coal Act"), 26 U.S.C. §§, provides for the funding of health benefits for certain retired employees of the coal industry. Prior to enactment of the Coal Act on October 24, 1992, health benefits were provided to retirees in accordance with collective bargaining agreements ...

U.S. GAO - Retired Coal Miners' Health Benefit Funds ...

Dec 19, 2019· Union coal miners and retirees breathed a collective sigh of relief after the U.S. Senate passed a spending bill that includes support for miners' pensions, which had been at risk due to the coal industry's downturn. The bill, which funds the federal government for the coming year, also includes The Bipartisan American Miners Act which […]

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The Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969 (Public Law 91-173), generally referred to as the Coal Act, was the most comprehensive and stringent Federal legislation governing the mining industry to date. Key components of the Coal Act include: Four annual inspections required at all underground coal mines; Two annual inspections required at all surface coal mine

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1. Congress enacted the Coal Industry Retiree Health Benefit Act of 1992 (Coal Act or Act), 26 U.S.C. 9701 et seq., to address a crisis in the funding of two multi-employer welfare benefit plans that paid for the health-care benefits of coal miners, retired miners, and their dependents.

The struggle for coal miners' health care and pension ...

The Coal Industry Retiree Health Benefit Act of 1992 (Coal Act or Act), 26 U. S. C. § 9701 et seq. (1994 ed. and Supp. V), authorizes the Commissioner of Social Security (Commissioner) to assign responsibility for providing health care benefits for certain retired coal miners and their beneficiaries.

Barnhart v. Sigmon Coal Company, Inc. | Oyez

The Coal Industry Retiree Health Benefit Act of 1992 (26 U.S.C. § 9706(a)) Peabody Coal Co., 537 U.S. 149 (2003), was a Supreme Court of the United States case. [1] The case was to determine if a law instructing a government agent "shall" perform an action by a given date was intended as a 'spur to action' or a limit on whether the agent ...

Robert Coal Co. v. Holland - Opposition | OSG | Department ...

To ensure that these individuals would continue to receive the health benefits specified in previous collective bargaining agreements reached with coal companies, often gained in exchange for lower pensions, Congress enacted the Coal Industry Retiree Health Benefit Act of 1992 (Coal Act). The Coal Act replaced the existing UMWA benefit funds ...

Barnhart v. Sigmon Coal Company, Inc. - Case Brief

Apr 22, 2017· For decades, being a coal miner has come with a deal: Work in dangerous, unpleasant conditions for years, and in exchange, get lifelong health-care benefits and a decent pension.

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In this case, the Court considers a challenge under the Due Process and Takings Clauses of the Constitution to the Coal Industry Retiree Health Benefit Act of 1992 (Coal Act), 26 U. S. C. §§9701–9722 (1994 ed. and Supp. II), which establishes a mechanism for funding health care benefits for retirees from the coal industry and their ...

The Coal Industry Health Benefits Act, 26 U

Mar 05, 2019· The changing fortunes of the coal industry ... introduced the American Miners Act of 2019 to shore up pension and health care benefits. The act …

Barnhart v. Sigmon Coal Company, Inc. - Case Brief

Background. The Coal Industry Retiree Health Benefit Act of 1992 stated that "The Commissioner of Social Security shall, before October 1, 1993, assign each coal industry retiree eligible for benefits under the Act to an extant operating company responsible for funding the beneficiary's benefits." The assignment to an operator binds the operator to pay an annual premium to the United Mine ...

Barnhart v. Peabody Coal Co. - Wikipedia

PITTSBURGH--In allowing ex-coal companies to discontinue lifetime benefits, the U.S. Supreme Court has dealt a major blow to the United Mine Workers retiree health-care program. The February 19 ruling is the latest in a series of attempts by the coal bosses to take apart the Coal Industry Retiree Health Benefit Act of 1992, also known as the ...

The struggle for coal miners' health care and pension ...

But the premiums assessed by coal companies to fund miners' benefits under the Coal Industry Retiree Health Benefit Act are taxes and the AIA should block a company's attempt to dodge taxes in ...

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Mar 05, 2019· The changing fortunes of the coal industry ... introduced the American Miners Act of 2019 to shore up pension and health care benefits. The act …

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Id. Congress responded by enacting the Coal Industry Retiree Health Benefits Act of 1992, Pub.L. No., 106 Stat. 2776, (codified at 26 U.S.C. §§ ) ("the Coal Act" or "the Act"). The Act required all current and former signatory operators-i.e., any coal company that "is or was a signatory to a[n NBCWA]"-to ...

The Militant - March 11, 2002 -- Supreme Court Coal Act ...

PITTSBURGH--In allowing ex-coal companies to discontinue lifetime benefits, the U.S. Supreme Court has dealt a major blow to the United Mine Workers retiree health-care program. The February 19 ruling is the latest in a series of attempts by the coal bosses to take apart the Coal Industry Retiree Health Benefit Act of 1992, also known as the ...

A.T. Massey Coal Co., Inc. v. Barnhart - Opposition | OSG ...

Coal worker health and benefits legislation for retirees primarily takes the form of two statutes, the Coal Industry Retiree Health Benefit Act, 26 U.S.C. § 9701 et seq. (the Coal Act) and the Black Lung Benefits Act, 30 U.S.C. § 901 et. seq. (the Black Lung Act). The Coal Act was established in …

Miners health care and pensions - The Atlantic

The Coal Industry Retiree Health Benefit Act of 1992 ("Coal Act")1 revolutionized the provision of retiree health care benefits. This chapter will analyze 1) whether and under what circumstances Coal Act obligations may be imposed on successors, and 2) whether, if such successor liability

Barnhart v. Peabody Coal Company | Oyez

The Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969 (Public Law 91-173), generally referred to as the Coal Act, was the most comprehensive and stringent Federal legislation governing the mining industry to date. Key components of the Coal Act include: Four annual inspections required at all underground coal mines; Two annual inspections required at all surface coal mine