Health Plan Contraception Exclusion Not Discriminatory
May 2, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT
Law360, New York (May 2, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Less than two years ago, the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska joined a trio of federal courts following the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) Decision holding that a health plan's exclusion of prescription contraceptive drug coverage violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA).
Not so fast says the Eighth Circuit whose March 15, 2007 decision called the EEOC's position "unpersuasive."
* In re Union Pacific Railroad Employment Practices Litigation *