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Upcoming ERISA-related Supreme Court Cases to Watch

Posted by: Danielle Capilla    Jul 23, 2015 12:00:00 PM

The Supreme Court has granted the petition in Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, a case centered on the issue of whether the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) preempts Vermont's health care database law as it was applied to a third-party administrator for a self-funded ERISA plan. Vermont requires health care providers and payers to provide claims data and information to a state health care database, which informs the state on health care policy. The Second Circuit held that ERISA concerns were intruded on by the state's recordkeeping requirements. The Second Circuit held that under ERISA only a "slight reporting burden" is permissible, and the Vermont requirements were burdensome and time-consuming.

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Topics: ERISA, U.S. Supreme Court, Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, Danielle Capilla