Mealey's Labor & Employment - Medical Device Provider Failed To Demonstrate ERISA Standing, 11th Circuit Rules

Mealey's Labor & Employment - Medical Device Provider Failed To Demonstrate ERISA Standing, 11th Circuit Rules

ATLANTA - The provider of medical devices to health plan participants lacks standing to bring a reimbursement action against the plan insurer under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act because the provider did not demonstrate that it possessed valid written assignments of benefits from the participants or beneficiaries, the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals affirmed April 1 in an unpublished opinion (Medicomp, Inc. v. United Healthcare Insurance Co., et al., No. 13-13849, 11th Cir.; 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 6041).

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