EBIA Weekly Newsletter

Register Now for EBIA Seminars, Webinars, and Conference!

   March 1, 2018

Register today for full- and half-day intermediate-level seminars on ERISA, the ACA, cafeteria plans, HRAs & HSAs, wellness programs, HIPAA, and COBRA. Join us in Boston, Minneapolis, Seattle, Dallas, or Chicago. And see below for our next live webinars and our advanced conference in Seattle. For more information or to register, … Read More

Second Circuit: Title VII Prohibits Sexual Orientation Discrimination

   March 1, 2018

Zarda v. Altitude Express, Inc., 2018 WL 1040820 (2nd Cir. 2018) Available at http://www.ca2.uscourts.gov/decisions/isysquery/c636b31a-3354-46f2-a9ff-a6c531043e7c/1/doc/15-3775_complete_enbanc_opn.pdf#xml=http://www.ca2.uscourts.gov/decisions/isysquery/c636b31a-3354-46f2-a9ff-a6c531043e7c/1/hilite/ The Second Circuit has become the second federal appeals court to conclude that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, also prohibits … Read More

Can Our Group Health Plan Exclude Coverage of Services Performed in an Educational Setting?

   March 1, 2018

QUESTION: Can our company’s health plan impose a “setting-based” exclusion to avoid covering services performed in an educational setting? ANSWER: Plans often have exclusions based on the setting in which a service is performed. To have the best chance of being enforceable, the provisions should be carefully worded, and details on the exclusion’s parameters should … Read More