Posts Tagged: ERISA Preemption

The Demise of ERISA Preemption has been Exaggerated

in Court Cases, Health Benefits

Many states have recently enacted laws requiring insurers, and self-funded health plans, to report detailed medical information to state databases, including eligibility and medical claims data.   The purpose of collecting this information in what are known as “all payer claim databases” is to find ways to control health care costs and improve outcomes.  Today, in a case challenging Vermont’s law requiring self-funded health plans subject to ERISA to disclose this information, the Supreme Court, in a 6-2 decision, agreed with the Second Circuit Court of Appeals:  the Vermont statute is preempted by ERISA with respect to self-funded health plans. Click here… Continue Reading