• EEOC Issues -- Good News for Retiree Medical Plans
  • July 29, 2003 | Authors: John M. Collins; Jesse J. Gelsomini; Allison Kohler; Charles F. Plenge; Susan A. Wetzel
  • Law Firms: Haynes and Boone, LLP - Dallas Office; Haynes and Boone, LLP - Houston Office ; Haynes and Boone, LLP - Dallas Office
  • On July 14, 2003, the EEOC issued Proposed Regulations on the coordination of an employer's retiree health benefits with Medicare and state health benefits for retirees. The Proposed Regulations were issued in response to the Third Circuit's Erie County decision, which found that coordination of retiree health benefits with eligibility for Medicare violated the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 ("ADEA") unless the equal cost/equal benefit exception applied.