Supreme Court Upholds Health Plans Ability to Obtain Reimbursement

On May 15, 2006, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Sereboff v. Mid Atlantic Medical Services, Inc., reaffirming its prior decisions that, under certain circumstances, ERISA allows a health plan to pursue an action for subrogation/reimbursement against plan participants or beneficiaries who recover damages from third parties who caused the participants’ covered injuries.

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