• U.S. Supreme Court Denies Challenge to EEOC's Rule on Retiree Health Benefit and Medicare Coordination
  • April 11, 2008 | Author: David B. Jordan
  • Law Firm: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. - Houston Office
  • On Monday, the United States Supreme Court left in place the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's ("EEOC") proposed rule on coordination of retiree health benefits and Medicare when it denied the American Association of Retired Person's ("AARP") petition for certiorari. The denial left in place the Third Circuit Court of Appeal's decision[1] from June of last year, which affirmed the authority of the EEOC to promulgate a safe harbor provision for employers that desire to change or reduce retiree health benefits as retirees become eligible for Medicare at the age of sixty-five.