Health Administration Responsibility Project
Fiduciary responsibility under ERISA

June 12, 2000
The U.S. Supreme Court has essentially abolished the federal claim of breach of ERISA fiduciary responsibility against a physician or HMO which denies or delays needed medical care for reasons of increasing its own profit.
See Pegram v. Herdrich or its Syllabus.

The cause of action may still be available in state court, and for non-ERISA cases.
see: Moore v. Regents of Calif., 51 Cal.3d 120, 128 (1990)

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