Aetna Prevails In 1 Wisconsin ERISA Case; Dismissal Denied In Another

Mealey's (January 27, 2016, 2:19 PM EST) -- MADISON, Wis. — A challenge by the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority (UWHCA) of an insurer’s denial of payment was rejected on summary judgment Jan. 25 by a Wisconsin federal judge in light of an anti-assignment provision in the parties’ contract; the same day, UWHCA’s state law claims against defendants Aetna Life Insurance Co., Aetna Health and Life Insurance Co. and Aetna Health Insurance Co. (Aetna, collectively) were dismissed in a related case as preempted by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (University of...
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