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Navigating the maze of medical cannabis - uncertainty and the challenge of obtaining banking and insurance services for marijuana-related businesses
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 13 2015

The current and two immediate past presidents have smoked it. As one leading expert commented during a congressional hearing, perhaps "marijuana is a


Connecticut insurance producers take note: long-term care insurance and the duty to advise
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 9 2013

Insurance producers selling life and health insurance in Connecticut are increasingly involved in advising on their clients' long-term care needs, i


Proposed bill would eliminate Stark Law exception for some services; Oregon exchange won’t be completely ready by deadline; “Doc Fix” bill advances in house
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 13 2013

The "Promoting Integrity in Medicare Act of 2013," introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on August 1, would eliminate one of the Stark


Kentucky introduces a bill allowing policyholders to use life settlement proceeds to pay for Medicaid-covered long-term care
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 14 2013

On February 11, 2013, Kentucky Representative Robert R. Damron (D) introduced House Bill 314 (the "Bill") which, among other things, allows owners of


Long term care insurance: policy provisions in dispute
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 31 2014

Long term care ("LTC") insurance has been and will continue to be a focus of attention for the plaintiffs' bar and state and federal regulators. LTC


Georgia insurance commissioner issues statement on PPACA
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 3 2011

On February 1, Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens issued the following statement regarding the recent Florida court decision holding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act unconstitutional


The Medicare Secondary Payor Act and insurance bad faith liability
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • December 7 2010

Over the past few years, liability insurers settling claims on behalf of policyholders have increasingly found themselves grappling with Medicare Secondary Payor obligations


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


NAIC adopts model regulation for final medical loss ratios
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • November 4 2010

On October 21, 2010, the Executive and Plenary committees of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners ("NAIC") voted to adopt a model regulation containing the definitions and methodologies for calculating medical loss ratios as stipulated under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("PPACA"


Administration proposes regulatory fix; house passes the “Keep Your Health Plan Act of 2013”
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • November 19 2013

Last week, following outrage over the cancellation of insurance plans that do not meet the minimum requirements set forth under the Affordable Care