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How COBRA Got Her Groove Back: Old Law Gets New Focus From DOL, Class Action Plaintiffs’ Attorneys

USA - May 15 2020 Synopsis: After falling out of favor post-Affordable Care Act, when Health Insurance Marketplace coverage became a far more attractive…

Benjamin J. Conley, Danita N. Merlau

Out Of Network Provider’s Claim Against Health Insurer Avoids ERISA Preemption

USA - May 21 2019 Seyfarth Synopsis: A provider that is not seeking benefits based upon an assignment of a patient’s claims under ERISA but instead is pursuing state…

S. Bradley Perkins, Michael W. Stevens

Sixth Circuit Follows Ordinary Principles Of Contract Law To Find Whirlpool Is Not Obligated To Provide Lifetime Retiree Healthcare Benefits

USA - March 5 2019 Seyfarth Synopsis: Over the last several years, the law governing disputes on lifetime retiree health benefits in the Sixth Circuit has had many…

Megan E. Troy

District Court Clarifies That “Disability” Requiring Workplace Accommodation Does Not Entitle Plaintiff to Disability Benefits

USA - February 11 2019 A recent case from the Western District of North Carolina contains a helpful example of how the standards applicable to an employee's request for…

Thomas Horan

ERISA University Excessive Fee Cases Take Another Hit

USA - October 10 2018 Excessive fee complaint dismissed because the diverse selection of funds available to plan participants negates any claim that…