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

  • Locke Lord 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

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

  • Locke Lord 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

ERISA litigation: an update from the ALI-ABA conference on financial and insurance litigation

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 21 2010

ERISA litigation, once considered a dull backwater of the law, has been gaining increased interest and attention in recent years: the result of an aging population and an increasingly sophisticated and aggressive plaintiffs' bar

Last week in DC: the healthcare reform debate March 29, 2010

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 29 2010

Healthcare reform's long and often bumpy journey through Congress came to a close last week, as President Obama signed into law the 2,000 page legislation that will overhaul the nation's healthcare system

Massachusetts health insurers sue over rejected rate increases

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 6 2010

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Association of Health Plans have sued the Massachusetts Division of Insurance (DOI) after the DOI's decision last week to reject most proposed rate increases for small businesses for the current calendar quarter

Iowa enacts law requiring 30-day rate hike notice from health insurers

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 15 2010

On April 9, 2010, Iowa's governor Chet Culver signed measures (Senate File 2201) designed to create greater transparency and disclosure of health insurance premiums, and to expand the rights of consumers prior to any rate increases by insurance companies

Health care legislation imposes tax on annuity income

  • Locke Lord 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

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

  • Locke Lord 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

Last week in DC: the healthcare reform debate

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 9 2009

The House passed its $1 trillion healthcare reform bill over the weekend, following a week-long flurry of behind-the-scenes activity by Democratic leaders, as they worked to line up the 218 votes necessary for passage

Last week in DC: the healthcare reform debate

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 7 2009

The Senate returned from Thanksgiving break last week and resumed consideration of its healthcare reform bill in earnest, debating and voting on several amendments to the legislation