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FEHBA Insurers Prevail on Subrogation and Reimbursement Rights

by McGuireWoods LLP on

The U.S. Supreme Court on April 18 unanimously held that insurance carriers operating under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Act (FEHBA) may assert subrogation and reimbursement rights, pursuant to their Office of...more

Should Accident Victims Recover their Medical Bills Twice?

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

Most of us think that accident victims should be able to recover for their medical bills. But recover twice? That issue is at the heart of the case argued before the United States Supreme Court on March 1. The Federal...more

ERISA Preempts State Law Requiring Insurer “Prompt Payment”

Alaska’s prompt pay statute—which requires insurers to pay benefit claims within 30 days of submission—is preempted by federal laws governing employer-provided benefits and benefits for government workers, a federal judge...more

Health Plans Petition the Supreme Court to Determine Whether FEHBA Preempts State Anti-Subrogation Statutes

The Federal Employees Health Benefit Act (FEHBA) governs federal employee health plans and contains a broad preemption clause comparable to the one found in ERISA.1 Despite the similarity, state and federal courts are split...more

OFCCP Moratorium Offers Only Temporary Relief For Health Care Providers

by FordHarrison on

Executive Summary: Labor Secretary Perez has announced a five-year moratorium on enforcement "of the affirmative action obligations of all TRICARE providers," and has stated that the Office of Federal Contract Compliance...more

Missouri Supreme Court Holds Federal Act Does Not Preempt Missouri Law Barring Subrogation Of Personal Injury Claims

In essence overruling a previous opinion from the courts of appeal, the Missouri Supreme Court has held that the Federal Employee Health Benefits Act (“FEHBA”) does not preempt Missouri law prohibiting the subrogation of...more

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