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Lane Powell PC | USA | 16 Nov 2015

ERISA: medical providers lack standing for reimbursement anti-assignment provisions enforceable

You know that patients typically assign rights under a health insurance plan to the provider of medical services. This is accomplished by signing an

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Foley & Lardner LLP | USA | 6 Oct 2014

ERISA’s “overlapping fields of fire” preempt Wisconsin’s Family and Medical Leave Act

Wisconsin's Family and Medical Leave Act ("WFMLA"), requires that employers allow employees six weeks of unpaid leave following "the birth of an

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Seyfarth Shaw LLP | USA | 11 Jun 2013

Conductor and his musicians hit with $14 million in damages for ESOP-related ERISA violations

In a recent damages ruling in a complex ESOP case, the Western District of Wisconsin composed a musical metaphor to explain its philosophy on ERISA

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Wiley Rein LLP | USA | 9 Apr 2012

Suit alleging failure to provide notice of plan benefits triggered ERISA exclusion

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, applying Wisconsin law, held that an Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) exclusion barred coverage for a former employee’s suit alleging violations of ERISA and the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) arising from the insured’s alleged failure to provide timely notice of plan benefits after the employee’s termination.

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Alston & Bird LLP | USA | 27 Feb 2012

Plaintiffs put up their “Dukes”: court permits class action over retiree health benefits to proceed

On February 15, 2012, the Honorable Barbara J. Crabb of the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin certified a class of retired Kraft Foods Global, Inc. (“Kraft”) employees at Kraft’s Madison, Wisconsin, meat processing plant over changes to the retirees’ health benefits.

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Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren SC | USA | 15 Nov 2011

Adult child health coverage Wisconsin legislature passes bills to conform tax law

Wisconsin was the only state that had not conformed to federal tax treatment of adult child health coverage.

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Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren SC | USA | 20 Sep 2011

Adult child health coverageWisconsin may yet conform its tax law this year

Wisconsin is the only state that has not yet conformed its income tax law to the federal tax treatment of employer-paid adult child health coverage.

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Kelley Drye & Warren LLP | USA | 20 Jul 2011

Failure to include benefits limitation in SPD estops plan from relying on it as a defense

As a Time Warner Cable employee, Susie Weitzenkamp participated in its disability plan.

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Jorden Burt LLP | USA | 17 May 2011

Seventh Circuit reverses ERISA dismissal

A plaintiff presents the following scenario in litigation: he needed gastric bypass surgery, waited for four months before receiving preauthorization from his insurer for the operation, then, after the surgery was completed, was informed that his claim was being denied because the surgery was excluded by his plan.

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Quarles & Brady LLP | USA | 26 Apr 2011

Federal court recognizes employer’s right to modify retiree insurance benefits

The Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin recently dismissed a challenge to an employer's right to modify its hourly retiree health insurance plans.

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