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Third Circuit limits relief available to ERISA welfare plans seeking reimbursement of medical expenses
- Proskauer Rose LLP
- November 17 2011
In a case of significant importance for plan sponsors and fiduciaries, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit held in US Airways, Inc. v. McCutchen, No. 10-3836 (3d Cir. Nov. 16, 2011), that an employee benefit plan was not entitled to full reimbursement of medical expenses it paid to a participant even though the plan provided that the participant was required to reimburse the plan for all amounts paid "out of any monies recovered from a third party."