ERISA: The Law of Unintended Consequences
Widener University School of Law
August 1, 2008
Widener Health Law Institute Forum, August 2008
Pending a reconciliation of the positions of the 4th and 9th Circuits as to whether ERISA preempts certain state legislative efforts to assure that employers pay their "fair share" of employee health insurance costs, it would be consistent with the intent of ERISA for Congress to authorize administrative waivers for states wishing to require employers to help defray such costs.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 2
Keywords: ERISA, health insurance, benefits, health law, healthcare
JEL Classification: K32, K23
Date posted: February 26, 2009
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