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Fallout from retiree health plan ruling could send more to exchanges
Modern Healthcare

A U.S. Supreme Court decision in a case involving healthcare benefits for retirees could potentially have implications for insurers and beneficiaries, experts say.“The implications of this case may well be we are going to see more and more retirees turning to the exchanges for their healthcare coverage,” said Nancy Ross, a partner at the Mayer Brown law firm in Chicago. The court Monday, in a unanimous decision, vacated a lower court’s ruling that allowed M&G Polymers USA’s retirees’ healthcare benefits to continue indefinitely because the duration of the benefits wasn’t explicitly spelled out in a collective-bargaining agreement.

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