High Court Won't Hear Retiree Health Benefits Case

Law360, New York (March 24, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review a challenge to a controversial rule exempting employers from the Age Discrimination in Employment Act in coordinating employees' health benefits with Medicare.

The court's decision Monday not to hear an appeal by the American Association of Retired Persons lets stand the federal policy that allows employers to spend more on retirees under 65 years of age than those over 65 without running afoul of age discrimination laws.

The high court did not elaborate on why it decided not...
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