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New York Insurance Department’s proposed circular letter re: the federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 6 2010

On April 26, 2010, the New York Insurance Department (the "NYID") proposed a circular letter to provide additional guidance to insurers on the impact of the federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (the "Act"

Rhode Island 2011 budget - tax implications for surplus lines insurers and medical malpractice joint underwriters association

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 16 2010

The 2011 Rhode Island state budget, which was enacted as HB 7397A and signed into law June 2, 2010, amends the taxation statutes applicable to surplus lines insurers and the Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriters Association

House Committee votes to eliminate insurers’ federal antitrust exemption

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer 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

Last week in DC: the healthcare reform debate February 1, 2010

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 1 2010

Healthcare reform efforts remained in flux last week, as President Obama sought to repackage his party's priorities in the wake of the shocking Republican victory in Massachusetts on January 19

Medicare secondary payer reporting deadline extended

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 25 2010

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") has revised the timeline for non-group health plan ("NGHP") reporting under the Medicare secondary payer reporting provisions of Section 111 of the Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 ("Section 111"

House introduces health insurance bill to repeal antitrust exemption

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 24 2010

On Monday, February 22, Representatives Tom Perriello (D-Va.) and Betsy Markey (D-Colo.) introduced H.R. 4626, the Health Insurance Industry Fair Competition Act, to repeal the McCarran-Ferguson Act antitrust exemption for the business of health insurance

Minnesota governor proposes changes to state law to allow for the purchase of health insurance policies across state lines and the creation of an interstate health insurance compact

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 28 2009

Governor Time Pawlenty (R-MN) recently outlined a set of proposed healthcare reforms to be considered during Minnesota's 2010 legislative session

Ninth Circuit: automobile insurer did not engage in bad faith by refusing to pre-authorize treatment under PIP coverage

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 2 2010

In Sadler v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, No. 08-35859 (9th Cir. Nov. 4, 2009), the insureds sued their insurer for bad faith, among other claims, arising from their insurer’s refusal to pre-authorize surgery under the personal injury protection (“PIP”) provision of the automobile insurance policy

Virginia issues guidance on information security program requirement

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer 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

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

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer 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