Nos. 08-15268, 08-15277.

591 F.3d 1337 (2009)

CONNECTICUT STATE DENTAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. ANTHEM HEALTH PLANS, INC., d.b.a. Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield of CT, Defendant-Appellee. DDS Martin J. Rutt, DDS Michael Egan, Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. Anthem Health Plans, Inc., d.b.a. Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield of CT, Defendants-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit.

December 30, 2009.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Michael D. Neubert, Simon I. Allentuch, Neubert Pepe & Monteith, P.C., New Haven, CT, Joe R. Whatley, Jr., Jospeh P. Guglielmo, Whatley, Drake & Kallas, L.L.C., New York City, for Plaintiffs-Appellants.

Catherine E. Stetson, Craig A. Hoover, E. Desmond Hogan, Hogan & Hartson, LLP, Washington, DC, for Defendant-Appellant.

Jack R. Bierig, Sidley, Austin, Brown & Wood, LLP, Chicago, IL, for Amicus Curiae, Am. Dental Ass'n.

Before BARKETT and HULL, Circuit Judges, and QUIST, District Judge.

QUIST, District Judge:

These consolidated appeals require us to decide whether § 502(a)(1)(B) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 ("ERISA"), 29 U.S.C. § 1132(a)(1)(B), completely preempts one or more of Plaintiffs' state law claims, thus providing a basis for federal question jurisdiction. Plaintiffs, Martin J. Rutt ("Rutt") D.D.S., Michael Egan ("Egan"), D.D.S., and Connect State Dental Association...

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