Home Health Aides Lose Benefits, Wages Suit After SCOTUS Ruling

June 7, 2021, 6:58 PM

Certified home health aides in New York City lack standing to sue their employers under ERISA for allegedly mishandling their health plan contributions, the Second Circuit ruled Monday, interpreting a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on pension standing.

The health aides “did not allege that they were denied any health benefits promised under the Plan, nor did they allege that the Plan was insolvent or otherwise incapable of continuing to provide covered health benefits,” the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit said in an unpublished opinion.

Because winning or losing their claims under the Employee Retirement Income Security ...

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