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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

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

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

Medical Loss Ratio requirements force reduction in commissions paid to insurance agents and brokers

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 9 2012

Lawmakers and insurance industry leaders are expressing concern over the Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) requirements under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA

U.S. health insurance costs subsidize the uninsured

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 2 2009

A recent report by Families USA, an advocacy group, said that the average family pays $1,000 a year more for health insurance premiums to subsidize the cost of health care for the uninsured

Meaningful use update

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

As the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology (IT) at HHS works to implement meaningful use requirements in the adoption of electronic health records (EHR), industry stakeholders have begun to weigh in on the need to delay the onset of Stage 2 in this process

Lawmakers agree on year-long "doc fix"

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 20 2010

Following the enactment of a one-month fix in order to prevent looming Medicare cuts to physicians for the month of December, Congress moved swiftly to clear a longer-term solution