Jennifer Weikel

General Counsel

Jennifer Weikel graduated with a B.S. in Finance from Indiana University, Bloomington.  She also earned her J.D. from Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis.  Prior to joining Nyhart, Ms. Weikel spent over ten years as a plan consultant in the retirement services division of a national insurance company and two years working for an international accounting firm.  She has 14 years of experience in the benefits field.
Areas of expertise

ERISA, 401(k) plan documents, pension plan documents, EPCRS, 403(b) plan documents



Ask Nyhart articles written by Jennifer:

  • What happens if I don’t restate my retirement plan?

    The IRS requires the periodic restatement of a qualified retirement plan so the document will contain the latest required provisions.  Without these required provisions, the document could cause the plan […]
  • ERISA Fee Case Goes to Supreme Court

    The U.S. Supreme Court recently agreed to review Tibble v. Edison International, a case involving retirement fees alleged to be excessive.  The case arrives at the Court after two lower […]
  • Obama Introduces myRA Program

    During the State of the Union address on January 29th, President Obama announced a new retirement account called the “myRA”. The President signed a memo directing the Department of the […]
  • Proposal Would Have Large Impact on Small Plans

    Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, introduced the Universal, Secure, and Adaptable (USA) Retirement Funds Act of 2014.  There is a growing […]
  • Court Decision Shows Importance of Retaining Past Plan Documents and SPDs

    In December 2012, Mrs. Elaine Hartman, the widow of a participant in a pension plan, brought a lawsuit against plan sponsor, Dana Holding Corporation.  Mrs. Hartman believed that Dana was […]