High Court Won't Review Case Involving Elimination Of Retiree Health Benefits

High Court Won't Review Case Involving Elimination Of Retiree Health Benefits

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court on May 14 declined to review a Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals divided opinion that a sponsor of a health care plan for retirees did not violate the Employee Retirement Income Security Act by amending its plan to eliminate a credit for unused sick leave to be used toward health care costs in retirement because the plan did not promise vested benefits and the plan contained a clause reserving the sponsor's right to modify or eliminate benefits (John Sullivan, et al. v. CUNA Mutual Insurance Society, et al., No. 11-978, U.S. Sup.).  See related prior history,  2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 16413.

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