6th Circuit: Administrator Properly Applied Coordination-Of-Benefits Provision

6th Circuit: Administrator Properly Applied Coordination-Of-Benefits Provision

CINCINNATI - A health plan administrator did not violate the Employee Retirement Income Security Act by interpreting the coordination of benefits (COB) provision of the plan to deny payment of benefits for medical expenses that were paid by an individual automobile insurance policy, the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals affirmed Aug. 8 (Richard Barron, Jr. v. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, No. 12-2351, 6th Cir.; 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 16583).

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