Attack on ERISA Preemption Continues…

By: Chris Aguiar, Esq. ERISA preemption seems like such a simple concept; further proof that reasonable minds can disagree.  In just the past 10 days we have received mixed messages from some of the highest courts in the country.  First it was the 8th Circuit’s unanimous pro-preemptio
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Association Positioned to Protect Self-Insurance Marketplace Once Again

The Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc. (SIIA) announced that it has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals’ August 4, 2014 decision upholding the State of Michigan’s Health Insurance Claims Assessment Act against the associa
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SIIA Appeals ERISA Preemption Case to U.S. Supreme Court

Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc. Special Communication Association Positioned to Protect Self-Insurance Marketplace Once Again December 18. 2014 — The Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc. (SIIA) announced that it has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn th
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HCAA STAT: A Newsletter with News You Can Use

Federal Court Takes Narrow View of Preemption The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit yesterday ruled against the Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc. (SIIA) in its lawsuit against the state of Michigan over that state’s Health Care Claims Assessment Act.
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Federal Appeals Court Considers Key ERISA Preemption Case

Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc. Special Communication January 31, 2014 – Lawyers for the Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc. (SIIA) faced off today with a legal team representing the state of Michigan in a Federal Appeals Court over the state’s Health Insur
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Insurers can be sued for profit on denied benefits, court’s ERISA ruling concludes

By Keith R. McMurdy In the ongoing effort to determine what constitutes appropriate remedies under ERISA, the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has gone farther than any court before it. Earlier this month the court affirmed a judgment directing a disability insurer to pay not only
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Health Care Claims Tax Clinging to Life in Michigan

Author: Mike Ferguson         Taken From: MyHealthGuide Editor’s Note: Michigan Gov. Rick Synder signed into law legislation a controversial 1% tax on paid health care claims. The tax funds the state’s Medicaid program is funded by TPAs and health insurers.  The Self-Insur
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Multiple States Continue to Target Self-Insurance – Weekly SIIA Update

May 31, 2013 – It continues to be a busy legislative season at the state level with several important developments affecting companies involved in the self-insurance marketplace. Provided below is the latest updates as of this week. The full text of referenced bills, SIIA commen
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Multiple States Continue to Target Self-Insurance – Weekly SIIA Update

May 24, 2013 – It continues to be a busy legislative season at the state level with several important developments affecting companies involved in the self-insurance marketplace. Provided below is the latest updates as of this week.  The full text of referenced bills, SIIA comme
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Self-Insurance Continues to be Targeted in Multiple State Legislatures

 May 3, 2013 — It is has been an extremely busy legislative season at the state level with multiple bills introduced that would adversely affect the self-insurance marketplace, including self-insured workers’ comp funds.   This special SIIA communication provides exclusive
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