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Connecticut health insurance rate increase symposia law passes through legislature to Governor's desk
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 13 2011

As we originally reported, the Connecticut Legislature’s proposed bill, S.B.11, An Act Concerning the Rate Approval Process for Certain Health Insurance Policies, if enacted, would expand the current rate approval process as administered by the Connecticut Department of Insurance for proposed increases of 10 or more for health and long-term care insurance


Congressional panel expresses concern over medical loss ratio
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • December 28 2011

Concerns over the Medical Loss Ratio, a key requirement under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, were expressed at a House Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations hearing in mid-December over how it will reduce competition among healthcare insurers and harm healthcare insurance agents and brokers


Appeals court throws out two challenges to the constitutionality of PPAcA
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 12 2011

On September 8, the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals threw out two challenges to the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), declining to pass judgment on last year’s healthcare reform law and the constitutionality of its individual mandate that all Americans be required to obtain health insurance


Supreme Court decision affirms Affordable Care Act requirements
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 7 2012

In perhaps the most widely anticipated Supreme Court decision since Bush v. Gore in 2000, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was upheld on June 28 in a narrow 5 to 4 decision


Florida appellate court recognizes new statutory bad faith cause of action in medical malpractice claims
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • May 22 2007

A Florida appellate court has recognized a new statutory bad faith cause of action in medical malpractice claims


Group Health Incorporated spots insurance fraud in alleged brain surgery scam
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 8 2007

Given the escalating costs of covering legitimate health care services, the last thing the health insurance industry needs is to be paying for services that were never rendered


Connecticut outlaws post-claim underwriting by health insurers
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 11 2007

The Connecticut General Assembly recently enacted legislation (Public Act 07-113), signed into law by Governor M. Jodi Rell on June 12, to prohibit health insurers or HMOs (termed "health care centers" under Connecticut law) from engaging in the practice of "post-claim underwriting."


Open questions remain following passage of AB 1324, designed to address authorization rescissions by health plans and insurers
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • October 31 2007

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed Assembly Bill 1324 into law on October 14, 2007


UnitedHealthcare settles claims for $12 million
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • October 23 2007

UnitedHealthcare, a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group, Inc., entered into a settlement agreement last month whereby it agreed to pay $12 million to the Attorneys General of 36 states and the District of Columbia


New York to create new workers’ compensation medical treatment regulations
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • December 7 2007

New York Superintendent of Insurance Eric R. Dinallo has asked the State’s Workers’ Compensation Board to create new regulations for workers’ compensation medical treatment using recently issued evidence-based guidelines