By Mike Ferguson The practice of individual states enacting laws that arguably infringe on ERISA preemption is not new. In fact, some states have become increasingly creative in poking and prodding at the limits of this federal law, which has raised obvious concerns among those involv
Taken From: MyHealthGuide This case raises an important question of whether the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”), preempts the reporting requirements imposed on administrators of self-insured plans by Vermont’s “Health Care Database
The state Senate voted Monday to place a charge on health insurance premiums and extend an employer assessment to pay for the operation of the state’s new health insurance marketplace, called Vermont Health Connect. Senate bill 152, which began this legislative session as a streamlini
Last week Vermont became the first state to provide a glimpse of how expensive individual health insurance might be under the Affordable Care Act. Proposed rates there, while of questionable relevance to the rest of the country because of the state’s unusual insurance market, showed l
As we know, PPACA creates the concept of an exchange that will be available to individuals to obtain coverage, either as an alternative to employer sponsored coverage or as a replacement if an employer does not offer coverage. As we come closer to implementation of PPACA, the questio
California and Vermont are the only states set to require medical insurers to bid for the chance to sell coverage through new exchanges being set up this year under the Obama administration’s health-care overhaul. The 2010 Affordable Care Act gives states the power to impose a bidding
The Vermont State House wrapped up work on a bill that would bring universal health care to the state, approving the final version and sending it to Governor Peter Shumlin for his signature. Shumlin plans to sign the bill within the next two weeks. The vote today was 94-49. The
States such as Vermont will be able to use an escape clause in U.S. rules issued today to set up their own government-run medical systems and avoid federal mandates in the 2010 health-care law. Read More..