Michelle S. Lewis

Supreme Court’s Gobeille Decision Delivers a Win for Self-Funded Health Plan Sponsors

MICHELLE SCHULLER LEWIS, March 2016 – On March 1, 2016, the United States Supreme Court in Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company effectively hindered states’ efforts to collect health data from self-funded welfare benefit plans by holding in a 6-2 decision that the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”) preempts a Vermont statute […]

Supreme Court’s Tibble Decision Provides Little Guidance

MICHELLE S. LEWIS, July 2015 — The Supreme Court has issued a unanimous opinion in favor of plan participants in Tibble v. Edison International, 135 S. Ct. 1823 (2015), a case that raised an issue on the amount of time a plan participant has to bring a claim for breach of fiduciary duty under ERISA. […]