ERISA Group Files Suit Against Seattle Over Health Insurance Initiative

August 15, 2018
A new Seattle initiative requiring hotels with at least 100 rooms to provide employees with health benefits equal to the gold-level products sold on Washington's health insurance exchanges is being challenged by an association representing large employers who provide health and retirement benefits. The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) argues in a complaint filed Tuesday in federal district court in Washington state that the new city policy violates the 1974 Employee Retirement Income Security Act. ERIC seeks an immediate injunction of...

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