High Court Will Determine Whether ERISA Preempts Health Care Database Law

Mealey's (July 22, 2015, 1:56 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court on June 29 granted review of a divided Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling that the Employee Retirement Income Security Act preempts Vermont’s health care data collection law, which requires health care payers to report claims and health care-services data to a state agency, as applied to a self-funded ERISA benefit plan or its third-party administrators (Alfred J. Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, No. 14-181, U.S. Sup.).

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