2nd Circuit: Health Care Providers Lack Standing To Assert Retaliation Claims
Mealey's (July 20, 2015, 11:05 AM EDT) -- NEW YORK — Health care providers are not beneficiaries of their patients’ health insurance plans and, therefore, do not have standing to assert anti-retaliation protections under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals affirmed July 15 (Henry L. Rojas, M.D., et al. v. Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company, et al., No. 14-3455, 2nd Cir.; 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 12210).
(Opinion available. Document #54-150812-001Z.)
In holding that health care providers are not “beneficiaries” or “participants” under ERISA, the Second Circuit...