UnitedHealth Is Taking Offsetting Fight To High Court

By Danielle Nichole Smith (March 6, 2019, 4:26 PM EST) -- UnitedHealth Group Inc. has asked the Eighth Circuit to hold off on finalizing its ruling that plan documents don't allow the insurer to offset overpayments to providers across health plans so that the company can appeal the decision to the U.S. Supreme Court.

UnitedHealth on Tuesday asked the appeals court to stay its mandate in the Employee Retirement Income Security Act suit, arguing that the high court was likely to take up the case because the Eighth Circuit's January ruling created a circuit split with the Fifth Circuit.

The Eighth Circuit had ruled that there wasn't anything in the plan documents...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!