Rasenack v. AIG Life Ins. Co.

Rasenack v. AIG Life Ins. Co., 585 F.3d 1311. The Tenth Circuit, by contrast to the Ninth Circuit, held that ERISA preempts the Utah insurance regulation prohibiting discretion-granting clauses in ERISA plans except in certain plans with specific “safe harbor” language. Hancock v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., 2009 U.S. LEXIS 28545 (December 29, 2009).