AHIP Files Amicus Brief in Rutledge v. PCMA
posted by AHIP
on April 1, 2020
AHIP filed an amicus brief in Rutledge v. PCMA, which is pending in the U.S. Supreme Court. The brief focuses on the importance and need for the uniform administration of employer sponsored plans under ERISA. This includes highlighting the role and function of pharmacy benefit managers (PBM) and other third party administrators (TPA) in designing and administering ERISA plan benefits on behalf of employer sponsors and their health insurance providers. It also explains the complexity of administering prescription drug benefits, and how those benefits are provided to millions of individuals covered under ERISA plans. The brief also details the negative effects laws like the one passed in Arkansas have on the design and uniform administration of employer sponsored plan benefits, and why they are preempted by ERISA.