Plan Participant Need Not Exhaust Tribal Remedies Under ERISA, Judge Rules
Mealey's (June 16, 2015, 4:03 PM EDT) -- KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A participant in a nongovernmental health need not exhaust tribal remedies prior to bringing a claim for recovery of health benefits under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, a federal judge in Kansas ruled March 13 (Amy Coppe v. The Sac & Fox Casino Healthcare Plan, et al., No. 14-2598, D. Kan.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 30992).
(Memorandum and order available. Document #54-150408-022Z.)
Amy Coppe, a participant in the Sac & Fox Casino Healthcare Plan, sued the plan and Benefit Management Inc.,...