Mealey's Insurance - 1st Circuit Says Complete Preemption Does Not Exist Under FEHBA

BOSTON - In what the court called a matter of first impression, a First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on May 9 held that complete preemption does not exist under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Act (FEHBA) and order a district court to remand a denial of health benefits case to state court (Raquel Lopez-Munoz, et al. v. Triple-S Salud Inc., No. 13-1417, 1st Cir.; 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 8796).

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