No. 88-3032.

877 F.2d 509 (1989)

Brigette BRUNDAGE-PETERSON, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. COMPCARE HEALTH SERVICES INSURANCE CORP., Defendant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided June 5, 1989.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Michael T. Hopkins, Milwaukee, Wis., for plaintiff-appellant.

W. Charles Jackson, David V. Meany, Michael, Best & Friedrich, Milwaukee, Wis., for defendant-appellee.

Before CUDAHY, POSNER, and RIPPLE, Circuit Judges.

POSNER, Circuit Judge.

This appeal requires us to consider the meaning of the term "employee welfare benefit plan" in ERISA. The statutory definition is "any plan, fund, or program ... established or maintained by an employer or by an employee organization ... for the purpose of providing for its participants or their beneficiaries, through the purchase of insurance or otherwise, medical, surgical, or hospital care or benefits, or benefits in the event of sickness...

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