Mealey's Labor & Employment - Divided 2nd Circuit: ERISA Preempts Vermont's State Database Law

Mealey's Labor & Employment - Divided 2nd Circuit: ERISA Preempts Vermont's State Database Law

PHILADELPHIA - A divided Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Feb. 4 reversed a finding that the Employee Retirement Income Security Act did not preempt a Vermont state law requiring health insurers to provide information for the state's health care database (Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. v. Susan L. Donegan, in her capacity as the commissioner of the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation, No. 12-4881, 2nd Cir.; 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 2088).

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