Mealey's Insurance - 8th Circuit Majority: Taking Vitamins Constitutes Medical Treatment

Mealey's Insurance - 8th Circuit Majority: Taking Vitamins Constitutes Medical Treatment

ST. LOUIS - A disability plan administrator did not abuse its discretion under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act in concluding that a participant's taking vitamin A supplements at his doctor's direction constituted medical treatment for purposes of the plan's pre-existing conditions exclusion clause, a divided Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled July 21 (Marc Kutten v. Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, No. 13-2559, 8th Cir.; 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 13814).

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