Ga. Health Insurance Law Violates ERISA, Trade Group Says

Law360, New York (August 29, 2012, 7:21 PM EDT) -- A health insurance trade association sued the Georgia Insurance & Safety Fire Commissioner's Office on Tuesday, seeking to prevent the state's "prompt pay" insurance statute from being extended to cover employers' self-funded plans and saying the change is preempted by federal law.

According to America's Health Insurance Plans' complaint, Georgia's 2011 Insurance Delivery Enhancement Act, which extends the prompt pay statute to apply to self-funded health benefit plans and administrators acting on their behalf, is preempted by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. The statute, which...
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Case Title

America's Health Insurance Plans v. Hudgens


Case Number

1:12-cv-02978

Court

Georgia Northern

Nature of Suit

Labor: E.R.I.S.A.

Judge

William S. Duffey, Jr

Date Filed

August 28, 2012

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