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Duane Morris LLP | USA | 19 Feb 2019

May Health Plan Administrators Recoup Overpayments From Providers Through Cross-Plan Offsetting? One Federal Appeals Court Is Skeptical.

Health insurance conglomerates like UnitedHealth Group, Aetna, and Anthem administer benefits and process medical claims for thousands of employee


Duane Morris LLP | USA | 12 Apr 2018

EEOC May Get Cozier with Conciliation Under Gustafson

Sharon Fast Gustafson, the General Counsel nominee for the EEOC, hopes to focus more energy on mediation than litigation, which she described as


Duane Morris LLP | USA | 12 Apr 2018

Why Holocaust Remembrance Day Matters: 2018

The United States Congress created the Days of Remembrance as our nation’s annual commemoration of the Holocaust. This year, Holocaust Remembrance Day


Duane Morris LLP | USA | 14 Mar 2018

New Disability Claims Procedure Regulations Take Effect on April 1, 2018

Alerts and Updates Affected plans include disability benefit plans subject to ERISA and other ERISA plans that condition the payment of a benefit


Duane Morris LLP | USA | 11 Jul 2017

An Alternative to Voluntary Retirement Programs

Under federal and state laws (most or all), employers can have voluntary retirement programs. Of course, there is much litigation on whether and when


Duane Morris LLP | USA | 6 Jun 2017

Supreme Court Allows ERISA Exemption for Church-Affiliated Hospitals

On June 5, 2017, the Supreme Court held that a plan maintained by an organization whose principal purpose is the administration or funding of a plan


Duane Morris LLP | USA | 26 Aug 2016

U.S. Department of Labor Finalizes Regulations Authorizing States to Establish Retirement Savings Programs

On August 25, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its Final Rule that will facilitate state legislatures in establishing employee


Duane Morris LLP | USA | 27 Aug 2015

Third Circuit rules that plan must give notice of limitations period

In Mirza v. Insurance Administrator of America, Inc., the Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that plan administrators must inform claimants of


Duane Morris LLP | USA | 4 Jun 2015

New Jersey federal court grants class certification to chiropractors challenging systematic denial of claims by horizon under ERISA and state law

In an opinion that sets forth a blueprint to class action certification for healthcare providers challenging insurance companies' claim practices, a


Duane Morris LLP | USA | 2 Aug 2013

Federal court defines "spouse" in same-sex marriage for employee benefits purposes

The District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania just handed down one of the first of what will be many decisions reflecting the impact of

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