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Data Miner Seeks Court OK on Health Plan After DOL Declined (1)

Feb. 4, 2020, 7:12 PMUpdated: Feb. 5, 2020, 2:23 PM

A Georgia partnership that collects and sells personal data online renewed its bid to sponsor ERISA-covered health plans for the “partners” who have agreed to have their data tracked, asking a federal judge in Texas to issue a temporary restraining order against the Department of Labor.

Data Marketing Partnership LP and LP Management Services LLC say they face “catastrophic regulatory penalties and enforcement actions” following a Jan. 24 advisory opinion in which the DOL said their health plans don’t qualify as single-employer plans under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

The partnerships on Monday asked the U.S. District Court for ...