ERISA Plan Reimbursement Limited by Equitable Principles: Third Circuit

The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit held that, under ERISA Section 502(a)(3), an employee benefit plan was not entitled to full reimbursement for medical expenses it incurred on behalf of a participant and was limited by equitable principles and defenses to “appropriat
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Third Circuit Limits Relief Available to ERISA Welfare Plans Seeking Reimbursement of Medical Expenses

In a case of significant importance for plan sponsors and fiduciaries, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit held in US Airways, Inc. v. McCutchen, No. 10-3836 (3d Cir. Nov. 16, 2011), that an employee benefit plan was not entitled to full reimbursement of medical expenses i
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