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Insurance – Employee Health Benefits – Federal Employee – Preemption (access required)

Where plaintiff federal employee has sued Blue Cross Blue Shield of Virginia for an alleged denial of health benefits, his tort and contract claims both are preempted by the Federal Employees Health Benefits Act, 5 U.S.C. § § 8901-8913. FEHBA's preemption provision has been broadly interpreted in order to ensure uniformity in the administration of ...

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