On Monday, Alden Bianchi, Practice Group Leader of Mintz’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation practice, posted a detailed analysis of the Supreme Court’s recent decision Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company on Mintz’s Employment Matters blog.
In Gobeille, the Court considered whether the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) preempted a Vermont law that required certain public and private entities (including health insurers) that provide and pay for health care services to report claims information to a state agency – and ultimately struck down the Vermont law.
According to an amicus brief filed by the National Governors Association, some 17 states (Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia) have enacted laws similar to Vermont’s. Alden’s post examines Gobeille’s place in the Court’s established body of ERISA preemption jurisprudence.
Click here to read Alden’s analysis.