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Federal district court dismisses PIP class action suit

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 2 2008

In Shenandoah Chiropractic, P.A. v. National Specialty Ins. Co., 2007 WL 4276531 (S.D. Fla. Dec. 3, 2007), the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida recently dismissed a class action complaint, seeking declaratory relief and alleging breach of contract in relation to a claim for Personal Injury Protection (“PIP”) benefits

Florida regulators reach settlement with Universal Health Care Insurance Company

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 2 2008

Florida's Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) has announced that it has settled its differences with Universal Health Care Insurance Company (UHCIC) through a consent order

Health care legislation imposes tax on annuity income

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 26 2010

The Health Care and Reconciliation Act (the "Act"), signed into law on March 30, 2010, imposes a tax on annuity income to help pay for the multi-billion dollar reform package set forth in both the Act and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into law on March 23, 2010

The newest IRS COBRA notice offers employers much-awaited answers

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 6 2009

In a previous communication, we provided you general information regarding the new COBRA elections and subsidies provided for in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA

Connecticut health insurance rate increase symposia law passes through legislature to Governor's desk

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 13 2011

As we originally reported, the Connecticut Legislature’s proposed bill, S.B.11, An Act Concerning the Rate Approval Process for Certain Health Insurance Policies, if enacted, would expand the current rate approval process as administered by the Connecticut Department of Insurance for proposed increases of 10 or more for health and long-term care insurance

CMS unveils final rule on electronic prescribing program

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 12 2011

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released its final rule to amend the Medicare electronic prescribing incentive program

IRS proposes rules on fees assessed on health plans to fund Patient-Centered Outcomes Research trust fund

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 7 2012

The Internal Revenue Service recently issued proposed regulations on the fees imposed on issuers of certain health insurance policies and plan sponsors of certain self-insured health plans to fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute established by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”

Medical malpractice premiums to increase in New York

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 6 2007

On July 2, 2007, New York State Insurance Superintendent Eric R. Dinallo announced that the Department approved a 14 increase in medical malpractice insurance rates

DME industry voices competitve bidding concern

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 7 2011

A bipartisan briefing was held for House of Representatives staff on March 1, in order to hear the concerns of durable medical equipment (DME) suppliers with regard to the new Medicare DME competitive bidding program

False billing claims are not covered “professional services” under general liability policies

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 29 2008

The United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit recently held that general liability insurance policies that provide coverage for injuries caused by acts or omission in providing “professional services” do not trigger a duty to defend or indemnify claims for false billing