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New York freezes medical malpractice rates for additional year

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 12 2009

On August 10, 2009, New York Governor David Patterson signed legislation continuing the freeze on medical malpractice rates

New Jersey releases proposed rule and notice of pre-proposal for disclosure of producer compensation for sales of health insurance policies

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 21 2009

The New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance (the “Department”) released a draft rule, N.J.A.C. 11:17B-4 (PRN 2009-242) (the “Proposed Rule”), setting forth the specific requirements of N.J.S.A. 17:22A-41.1

Legislation introduced to eliminate federal antitrust exemption for health insurance and medical malpractice insurance companies

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 17 2009

Today, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy introduced legislation to eliminate the federal antitrust exemption for health insurance and medical malpractice insurance companies

Report from the NAIC Fall meeting - Vice President Biden addresses state insurance commissioners on healthcare reform

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 23 2009

Vice President Joseph Biden spoke yesterday at the NAIC Fall meeting taking place near Washington DC, and he used the opportunity to seek the support of state insurance commissioners for the Government's proposals for national healthcare reform

Virginia issues guidance on information security program requirement

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 2 2009

The Virginia State Corporation Commission Bureau of Insurance (the "Bureau") recently issued a bulletin to provide guidance on the development and implementation of privacy safeguards to all insurers, health service plans, health maintenance organizations, surplus lines brokers and other interested parties

House Committee votes to eliminate insurers’ federal antitrust exemption

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 22 2009

On October 21, the House Judiciary Committee voted to repeal health and medical malpractice insurers’ long-standing federal antitrust exemption

Wisconsin announces emergency rule for implementation of autism coverage

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 21 2009

This week, Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle announced an emergency rule (the “Rule”) interpreting and implementing Section 632.895 (12m) of the Wisconsin Statutes which mandates that insurers and self-insured health plans provide coverage for the treatment of autism spectrum disorders

Court examines duty to defend funeral homes accused of participation in organ harvesting

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 23 2009

A federal judge in Pennsylvania recently examined whether an insurer must defend a crematorium and funeral home against several lawsuits alleging that they participated in an organ harvesting scheme

Partial repeal of McCarran-Ferguson Act dropped from Senate Health Reform Bill

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 21 2009

Media reports indicate that Senator Patrick Leahy’s (D-VT) amendment to repeal the antitrust exemption under the McCarran-Ferguson Act for health insurers and medical malpractice insurers, has been removed from the latest version of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3590

Repeal of antitrust exemption gains traction as House and Senate Democrats reconcile healthcare reform bills

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 8 2010

U.S. House Representatives Peter DeFazio, (D-OR) and Gene Taylor (D-MS) drafted a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in support of repealing the antitrust exemption under the McCarran Ferguson Act for health insurers and medical liability insurers