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Arent Fox LLP | USA | 21 May 2018

Medical Providers Beware: Ninth Circuit Says Plan Had No Duty to Disclose Anti-Assignment Provision Barring Provider’s ERISA Claims

In a recent decision, Eden Surgical Center v. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation et al., No. 2:15-cv-01633-RGK-E (Apr. 26, 2016), the US Court


Mintz | USA | 18 Aug 2017

The Ninth Circuit Weighs in on ERISA’s Plan Document and Summary Plan Description Requirements: Mull v. Motion Picture Ind. Health Plan

Mull v. Motion Picture Ind. Health Plan educates employers on the basics of the requirements of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)


Reed Smith LLP | USA | 16 Jan 2017

Medicare Secondary Payer - A Lot Less Boring Now

We’ve previously written several posts (not recently) on Medicare secondary payer (“MSP”) issues - which we characterized as “boring.” The recent MSP


Reed Smith LLP | USA | 11 Aug 2016

California Court Clears The Way For Express Preemption

Not everyone sees eye to eye on federal preemption, including judges. Take for example the conflicting opinions from the California Court of Appeal


Dechert LLP | USA | 22 Jul 2010

Third Circuit holds internal complaints are not protected by ERISA 510

In its recent decision in Edwards v. A.H. Cornell and Son, Inc., No. 09-3198 (June 24, 2010), the U.S Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit weighed in on an issue that has split the federal Courts of Appeals: whether ERISA’s retaliation provision, 510, protects purely internal complaints by employees.


Fenwick & West LLP | USA | 14 May 2009

Update on health care reform: has San Francisco finally "cracked the ERISA code?"

With employers and employees alike burdened by skyrocketing health care costs, and more than fifty million Americans lacking health care coverage, it is becoming more and more likely that some sort of change to the current health care system is imminent.


Jones Day | USA | 14 Apr 2009

Only in San Francisco?

April may turn out to be the "cruelest" month for employee benefit professionals.


Seyfarth Shaw LLP | USA | 17 Oct 2008

Ninth Circuit upholds San Francisco Health Care Security Ordinance

On Tuesday, September 30, 2008, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals handed down its decision in Golden Gate Restaurant Association v. City of San Francisco, 2008 WL 4401387 (9th Cir. 2008).


Locke Lord LLP | USA | 15 Oct 2008

Ninth Circuit rules ERISA claimant may base federal suit on grounds not raised in administrative appeal

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on September 29, 2008 issued an opinion of importance to ERISA health plans, employers, and beneficiaries.


Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP | USA | 14 Oct 2008

Mental Health Parity Act and other developments

Three recent developments may impact employer health plans.

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