ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law: Employee Benefits Committee 2020 Midwinter Meeting

02.08.2020

Rancho Mirage, CA

Erin Sweeney will speak at the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law: Employee Benefits Committee 2020 Midwinter Meeting on February 8, 2020, in Rancho Mirage, California.

Sweeney will participate in the panel discussion, "Health and Welfare Plan Litigation and Compliance." The panel will:

  • Examine current trends in ERISA healthcare litigation with a focus on mental health/substance use disorder claims and the Wit v. United Behavior Health decision
  • Explore best practices for developing guidelines used to assess medical necessity, whether these claims are best resolved on an individual or class action basis, and the plan design considerations for resolving these issues through proper plan drafting
  • Discuss recent litigation and guidance released by the DOL in relation to the Federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, and the plan design implications raised by the Parity Act