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District Court Finds Louisiana's Benefits Assignment Statute Not Preempted by ERISA
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of LouisianaLink to more items from this source
[Opinion]
May 15, 2002

Louisiana Health Service & Indemnity Company d/b/a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana v. Rapides Healthcare System et al. (No. 00-694-D, M.D. La. 2002). Excerpt: Blue Cross' refusal to recognize certain assignments of benefits by patients is included as a provision in its contracts for health benefit plans, including its ERISA plans.... However, Blue Cross' refusal to honor assignments is in direct conflict with the Louisiana Assignment Statute ...

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