Insurers Likely To Fight ERISA Discrimination Bill

Law360, New York (February 19, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A newly unveiled bill on Capitol Hill is expected to draw heavy fire from the health insurance industry because it would eliminate the ERISA exceptions that allow insurers to deny benefits to workers who have serious pre-existing medical conditions when they switch employers.

The No Discrimination in Health Insurance Act, introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives last week, aims to boost the anti-discrimination provisions that Congress added to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act in 1996, when it passed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability...
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