Could Possible Predictability Be Coming to Wilderness Therapy Coverage Disputes?Current trends in litigation regarding wilderness therapy coverage center on motion practice.  Courts have been unpredictable with granting or denying defendants’ motions to dismiss and motions for summary judgment, and recent case law does not provide much clarity or predictability. Predictability in dispositive motion practice is important, as the success of a dispositive motion can

DOL Regulations on Association Health Plans: How Will They Affect the Health Insurance Marketplace?Last year, the President issued an Executive Order directing the Secretary of the Department of Labor (DOL) to issue regulations to expand access to association health plans (AHPs). Earlier this year, the DOL issued final regulations and FAQs on AHPs. The regulations broaden the definition of an “employer” under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act

Ninth Circuit Affirms Denial of Motion to Compel Arbitration of ERISA ActionIn Munro v. Univ. of S. Cal., the Ninth Circuit recently affirmed the district court’s denial of a motion to compel arbitration of an ERISA action brought by current and former employees of the University of Southern California (USC). The employees alleged that USC, as administrator of certain employee retirement plans, had breached