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On March 1, the US Supreme Court affirmed a US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit decision holding that ERISA preempts Vermont’s data reporting requirements as applied to self-insured group medical plans (and their plan administrators). The case is Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. and Justice Kennedy wrote the majority opinion in this 6-2 decision. For more details about this decision, please see our LawFlash titled US Supreme Court Reaffirms ERISA Preemption Doctrine.”