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NYID implements “prior approval” of health insurance rates
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • November 2 2010

Effective October 1, 2010, the New York Insurance Department (the "Department") has authority to review health insurance rate requests before they go into effect


Jury finds in favor of botox manufacturer in off-label use trial
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • May 28 2010

A California jury recently returned a verdict in favor of Allergan, Inc., in a trial involving claims that Allergan’s promotion of an off-label use of its drug Botox caused the death of a pediatric patient suffering from cerebral palsy


"High-risk pool" to take heat off health insurers
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • August 11 2010

The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (the Hong Kong Government) is considering subsidising a separate insurance pool to cover Hong Kong residents at high risk of medical complications (defined as those with medical costs expected to be more than 200 of those of healthy individuals) or those with pre-existing medical conditions (high-risk individuals) who sign up to a proposed voluntary medical scheme (the Scheme) that will be generally open to all Hong Kong residents


The Association of British Insurers consults on statement of best practice for critical illness cover
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 17 2010

The Association of British Insurers (the ABI) has recently published a consultation paper on its statement of best practice for critical illness cover


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


Healthcare news from Capitol Hill and the Department of Health and Human Services
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 10 2011

In late December, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a number of announcements


Florida plans to seek waiver of medical loss ratio requirements of PPACA
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2010

On September 24, 2010, the Florida Health Insurance Advisory Board and the state's Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) held a joint public hearing to review the impact of the Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) requirements contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010


36-month rule comments made public
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 27 2010

Healthcare matters remained highly relevant throughout the month of September, as comments were released on important home health regulations, as a lawsuit appeared likely to move forward, and as lawmakers and the President marked the six-month anniversary of the new healthcare reform law


Healthcare lawsuit may move forward
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 27 2010

Also on September 14, the healthcare reform lawsuit filed by the Attorneys General of 20 states against the federal government appeared ready to move forward - at least in part


Healthcare reform law reaches six-month mark
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 27 2010

The following week marked the six-month anniversary of President Obama signing major healthcare reform legislation into law (Public Law 111-148) - an occasion that included several days of renewed attention to both the impact of and public opinion toward the new law