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Your ERISA Watch – Court Rules Collective Bargaining Agreement Provides Vested Lifetime Benefits

Finally!  A win for employees on the promise to provide lifetime healthcare benefits.  This week’s notable decision is a reported decision out of the Northern District of Illinois, Stone v. Signode Indus. Grp., LLC, No. 17 C 5360, __F.Supp.3d__, 2019…

Your ERISA Watch – Sixth Circuit Vacates Arbitrator’s Award of Enhanced Healthcare Coverage to Retirees

This week’s notable decision is an unpublished decision from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals:  International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace And Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW), et al., v. TRW Automotive U.S. LLC, No. 18-1160, __F.App’x__, 2019 WL 1040636 (6th…

Your ERISA Watch – Another Loss for Retirees: Sixth Circuit Holds No Lifetime Healthcare Coverage

This week’s notable decision is a short unpublished decision from the Sixth Circuit, Zino, et al. v. Whirlpool Corp., et al., No. 17-3851, __F.App’x__, 2019 WL 644883 (6th Cir. Feb. 15, 2019).  The Sixth Circuit reversed the district court’s (N.D.…

Your ERISA Watch – Fifth Circuit Holds that Anthem Did Not Abuse Its Discretion in Denying Coverage for Bariatric Surgery

This week’s notable decision is Rittinger v. Healthy All. Life Ins. Co., No. 17-20646, __F.3d__, 2019 WL 391771 (5th Cir. Jan. 31, 2019), a case involving the denial of coverage for bariatric surgery and follow-up surgery for complications.  The Fifth…

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