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Jorden Burt LLP | USA | 18 Aug 2011

Insurance providers may be sued for plan benefits under ERISA 502(a)(1)(b)

In a recent en banc decision, Cyr v. Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals overruled its own precedent by holding that an insurer, which was not a plan administrator, may be sued for plan benefits under ERISA 502(a)(1)(B).

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Jorden Burt LLP | USA | 2 Feb 2011

Florida federal court declares health insurance mandate

Judge Roger Vinson of the US District Court for the Northern District of Florida on January 31 released his long-awaited decision on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).

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Jorden Burt LLP | USA | 15 Oct 2008

Class actions seek health coverage for mental illnesses

In both the ERISA context and otherwise, health and disability insurance carriers continue to see claims seeking to expand the level of coverage offered under policies for illnesses most commonly considered mental illnesses.

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