Mealey's Health Law - 11th Circuit Affirms That ERISA Preempts Georgia's Prompt-Pay Provisions

Mealey's Health Law - 11th Circuit Affirms That ERISA Preempts Georgia's Prompt-Pay Provisions

ATLANTA - An 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Feb. 14 affirmed that the Employee Retirement Income Security Act preempted several provisions of Georgia's state code related to prompt payment of health care claims (America's Health Insurance Plans v. Ralph T. Hudgens, in his Official Capacity as Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner, No. 13-10349, 11th Cir.; 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 2771).

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