Judge Finds Breach, Bad Faith Claims Against Administrator Not Preempted By ERISA

Judge Finds Breach, Bad Faith Claims Against Administrator Not Preempted By ERISA

ST. LOUIS - An employer's claims related to an insurer's administering and handling of its employee health care plan are sufficiently pleaded to survive a motion for judgment on the pleadings or preemption under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), a Missouri federal judge found June 6, ruling in the insurer's favor (Anheuser Busch Companies Inc., et al. v. Connecticut General Life Insurance Co. d/b/a CIGNA, No. 4:12-cv-01333, E.D. Mo.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 79564).

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