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Data Miner Asks Feds to Bless Health Plan Covering Partners (1)

Oct. 7, 2019, 6:45 PM; Updated: Oct. 10, 2019, 2:05 PM

A Georgia partnership that collects and sells personal data online filed an unusual lawsuit against the Department of Labor seeking confirmation that the health plan it offers to both employees and “partners” won’t be classified as a multiple employer welfare arrangement.

Data Marketing Partnership LP’s Oct. 4 lawsuit asks a federal judge in Fort Worth, Texas, to decide the fate of its health plan after the Labor Department failed to issue an advisory opinion. Data Marketing wants to know that the DOL will treat its health plan as a single-employer health plan under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, even...

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