ERISA • Employment Law
  • Chronic Pain: A New Appreciation

    Today, I have a new-found appreciation of pain and what individuals with chronic pain conditions must experience.  I am very fortunate that I have spent most of my life pain-free.  Sure, I have had injuries, some surgery, and moments of pain, but I have never experienced truly debilitating or chronic pain.  That is, until this morning. Last night

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  • Thanksgiving

    Tomorrow is Thanksgiving.  I have been thinking about it a lot this year. The trajectory of our lives seldom follows a straight line.  The ups and downs in life are a given, but how we respond to them is not.  If, for example, you have been denied a promotion because of your race or gender, or if you

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  • Plan Sponsor’s Contractual Dispute with Insurance Carrier Subject to ERISA Preemption

    The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania recently issued an opinion holding that a contractual dispute between a health plan sponsor and the insurance carrier that it contracted with to provide health benefits to its employees was subject to ERISA preemption. See Shore v. Independence Blue Cross, Case No. 16-5224, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 160585

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