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Thompkins v. BC Life and Health Ins. Co.


Beneficiary sued health insurer under Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), seeking administrative review of denial of benefits for two-month inpatient treatment for dissociative disorder and bulimia.


The District Court held that: review would be de novo; California mental health care parity law, requiring health insurance policies to cover treatment for mental illness on same terms and conditions applied to other medical conditions, applied to beneficiary; and beneficiary was entitled to benefits.


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