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Supreme Court decision seen as victory for plan sponsors nationwide
By Nick Otto
From Employee Benefit News on Wednesday, March 2, 2016
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The decision is “a victory for employer-sponsored health benefit plans,” says Brian Marcotte, president and CEO of the National Business Group on Health. “It reinforces that ERISA pre-empts state laws and regulations that would complicate plan administration.”

The verdict assures multi-state employers can operate employee health benefit plans by the same rules nationwide, saving costs for both employers and employees. “While employers support the intentions behind Vermont’s law, we believe that a national approach to rules for all-payer claims databases will be more productive and less costly,” he adds.