Tami S. Smason

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In late August the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reinstated a lawsuit by a physician association against a third-party plan administrator. The case against UnitedHealth Group and related entities (United) had been dismissed by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. The appellate opinion is significant both because it holds the plaintiff has associational standing, and because it allows parity claims to proceed against a plan administrator.…