Perspectives on ERISA
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ArentFox Schiff is pleased to announce that four attorneys have been named to BTI’s Client Service All-Stars 2022 for delivering superior client service: Partners Paula Morency, Ann MacDonald, Matthew Prewitt, and Caroline Turner English.
Ninth Circuit Reverses Decision Requiring Reprocessing of 67,000 Behavioral Health Claims; Hands United Healthcare a Win
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently reversed the Northern District of California’s landmark decision against UnitedHealth Group Inc.’s behavioral health unit, United Behavioral Health (“UBH”), under which UBH had been ordered to reprocess tens of thousands of behavioral health claims.
On February 23, 2022, in what is being heralded as a significant victory for health care providers, a federal court in Texas vacated portions of the Biden Administration’s rules governing the arbitration procedures to resolve surprise billing disputes under the federal No Surprises Act (the Act).
As It Mulls Whether To Grant Cert in ERISA Case on PBM Fiduciary Liability, Supreme Court Seeks Government's Input
In December, the Supreme Court requested that U.S. Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar file a brief in John Doe 1 v. Express Scripts Inc., weighing in on whether the Court should hear a case about prescription drug costs.
With nearly 150 similar class action lawsuits pending nationwide, the ruling is a win for the ERISA plaintiff's bar, potentially supporting their expansive view of plan fiduciaries' duty to monitor investments.
Twenty-five Arent Fox LLP practices have been recognized in the 2022 “Best Law Firms” rankings that are published annually by US News & World Report and Best Lawyers.
Schiff Hardin LLP has received 39 top-tier rankings in the 2022 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms,” nationally recognizing the firm’s premier practices.
Personal information is one of the most valuable assets held by any organization. When dealing with employee benefits, the type of personal information managed is quite sensitive and, therefore, requires a heightened level of care and an increased value.
The 2021 edition of Legal 500 US has rated 49 Arent Fox LLP attorneys as national leaders in their field. In addition, 16 of the firm’s practice areas were ranked among the best in the country.
Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has recognized 42 Arent Fox LLP attorneys as leaders in their field.
States seeking to regulate pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) and prescription drug pricing received a win from the Supreme Court, which reversed an Eighth Circuit decision that had invalidated an Arkansas law governing pharmacy and PBM conduct on ERISA preemption grounds.
Twenty-four Arent Fox LLP practices have been recognized in the 2021 “Best Law Firms” rankings that are published annually by US News & World Report and Best Lawyers.
Last month, in Pharmaceutical Care Management Association v. Tufte et al. No. 18-2926 (8th Cir. August 7, 2020), the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit invalidated legislation in North Dakota on the grounds that it was preempted by ERISA.
Medical providers treating patients covered by ERISA-governed health plans on an out-of-network basis can assert state-law claims to hold plans to their payment promises without running afoul of ERISA’s preemption provision (ERISA § 514(a), 29 U.S.C. § 1144(a)).
Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that 59 attorneys have been listed in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, with six attorneys also being named a “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective areas of practice and location.
The 2020 edition of Legal 500 US has rated 43 Arent Fox LLP attorneys as national leaders in their field. In addition, 14 of the firm’s practice areas were ranked among the best in the country.
Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has recognized 29 Arent Fox LLP attorneys as leaders in their field.
“Save the ER for emergencies – or you’ll be responsible for the cost.” This warning was included in a 2017 letter Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia, Inc. (BCBS) sent to its insureds, alerting them to a new policy for reviewing and paying emergency room medical claims.
In January, the Supreme Court issued its highly anticipated opinion in Retirement Plans Committee of IBM v. Jander, No. 18-1165, a case that promised to clarify the pleading standard applicable to ERISA stock-drop cases. But the Court’s decision raised more questions than it answered.
Twenty-five Arent Fox LLP practices have been recognized in the 2020 “Best Law Firms” rankings that are published annually by US News & World Report and Best Lawyers.
Buyer Beware: Health Plans Need to Exercise Caution in Retaining Third-Party Administrators and Medical Claim Reviewers
A federal court in Nebraska recently rejected a health plan’s fiduciary breach claims under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 against third-party service providers, holding that the service providers were not ERISA fiduciaries and did not breach fiduciary duties under ERISA.
WASHINGTON — Fifty Arent Fox LLP attorneys have been rated as leaders in their profession by The Best Lawyers in America 2020.