Doctors Sue Anthem Over Denial of Emergency Room Charges

Article 0 Comments The health insurer Anthem Inc. was sued by doctors in Georgia for declining to pay for some emergency-room care, escalating a long-running battle over how far insurance plans can go to push patients to seek lower-cost treatment. The American College of Emergency Physicians and the Medical Association […]

Maine Individual Insurers Seek Nine Percent Rate Hike

Article 0 Comments Two insurers on Maine’s individual health insurance market are requesting lower-than-expected rate increases for 2019. Portland Press Herald reports the insurers are requesting average rate increases of over 9 percent in 2019. Higher federal subsidies could help 85 percent of policyholders who could be impacted. Nearly 76,700 […]

Insurer to Pay $1.6M to Settle Indiana Suit Over Autism Therapy

Article 0 Comments An insurance company has agreed to pay more than $1.6 million to settle a federal lawsuit filed by Indiana parents who were denied coverage for therapy for their children with autism. Two families sued Anthem in 2016 after the company stopped covering applied behavioral analysis therapy for […]