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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
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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