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False billing claims are not covered “professional services” under general liability policies
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 29 2008

The United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit recently held that general liability insurance policies that provide coverage for injuries caused by acts or omission in providing “professional services” do not trigger a duty to defend or indemnify claims for false billing


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


CCIIO issues broker guidelines for exchanges
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • May 7 2013

On May 1, the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO), a part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), issued


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


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


Massachusetts to replace health exchange website provider
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • May 13 2014

Massachusetts health officials announced last week that it will replace its health insurance exchange website. According to media reports, the


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


Florida Bill would allow policyholders to use viatical settlement proceeds to pay for Medicaid-covered long-term care
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 12 2013

On January 24, 2013, Florida Representative Jimmy T. Patronis (R) filed House Bill 535 (the "Bill"), which, among other things, would allow owners of