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Maryland Adds Insurance Commissioner To Breach Notification Requirements
Effective October 1, 2019, organizations providing health insurance and related services must notify the Maryland Insurance Administration as part of its breach notification requirements.
United States
27 Sep 2019
California Supreme Court Applies Notice-Prejudice Rule To Violation Of First-Party Consent Provision As A Predicate To Policy Forfeiture, But Confirms That No Prejudice Is Required To Enforce A Third-Party "No Voluntary Payments" Provision
On certified questions by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the California Supreme Court in Pitzer College v. Indian Harbor Insurance Company examined notice and consent provisions under both first-party and third-party coverage
United States
13 Sep 2019
Court Finds That "Care, Custody Or Control" Exclusion Did Not Negate Coverage For General Contractor Who Shared Jobsite Supervision
McMillin Homes Constr., Inc. v. National Fire & Marine Ins. Co., 35 Cal.App.5th 1042 (2019); Fourth Appellate District Court of Appeal, Division One, Case No. D074219 (June 5, 2019).
United States
13 Sep 2019
CBO Report Shows Senate's Bipartisan Bill On Surprise Billing, Drug Prices, Transparency, And More Would Result In Deficit Decrease
On July 16, 2019, the Congressional Budget Office ("CBO") released a Cost Estimate for Senate Bill S. 1895, the "Lower Health Care Costs Act.
United States
2 Aug 2019
Insurer's Mistake In Treating Non-Resident Relative As An Insured Under UM Coverage Of Umbrella Policy Did Not Create Coverage By Estoppel
Melissa Komorsky v. Farmers Insurance Exchange, et al. — Cal.Rptr.3d –, 2019 WL 1451275 (Cal. Ct. App., March 1, 2019), Second Appellate District Court of Appeal, Case No. B286443.
United States
3 May 2019
Happy First Day Of Spring! Ohio Insurance Law Effective Today
Ohio recently followed South Carolina as the second state to adopt cybersecurity legislation modeled after the NAIC's Insurance Data Security Model Law.
United States
1 Apr 2019
New York Department Of Financial Services Releases Letter Regarding Third Party Data Sources
In a recent letter, the New York Department of Financial Services provided guidance for insurers who use third party data to help with their underwriting decisions.
United States
1 Mar 2019
South Carolina's Insurance Breach Notice Requirements Now In Effect
South Carolina now has specific breach and security requirements for insurance companies. The law applies to those licensed under the state's insurance laws and went into effect January 1.
United States
25 Jan 2019
US Breach Laws Are Coming: South Carolina
Companies must promptly investigate potential breaches under this new law.
United States
28 Dec 2018
OCR Seeks Ideas On HIPAA Rule Changes To Promote Value-Based Care And Coordinated Care
The Office for Civil Rights ("OCR") issued a request for information ("RFI") to assist OCR in identifying provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
United States
19 Dec 2018
Patient Empowerment Through Technology Is Focus Of ENGAGE Conference
This follows the blog article posted November 28, "Connection and Innovation Take Center Stage at the Patient ENGAGE Conference" and is the second feature ...
United States
12 Dec 2018
California Fair Claims Settlement Practices Regulations Upheld Following A Near-Decade Long Legal Challenge To Their Enforceability
Following nearly a decade of uncertainty as to their enforceability, the California Court of Appeal upheld key components of the California Fair Claims Settlement Practices Regulations on September 20, 2018...
United States
4 Oct 2018
The Risk Corridor Is Closed: Insurers Seek Recourse In The Federal Circuit
On July 30, 2018, two insurers – Moda Health Plan, Inc. ("Moda") and Land of Lincoln Mutual Health Insurance Company – petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ...
United States
17 Aug 2018
The Trump Administration Allows For Longer "Short-Term" Health Insurance Policies, But Coverage Stays The Same
On Wednesday, August 1, 2018, the Trump Administration issued the Short-Term, Limited-Duration Insurance Final Rule, expanding the coverage length of "short-term, limited-duration insurance" policies ...
United States
9 Aug 2018
Good Fences Don't Always Make Good Neighbors: California Court Of Appeal Holds That "Invasion Of The Right Of Private Occupancy" May Include Non-Physical Invasion Of Rights In Real Property
In Albert v. Truck Insurance Exchange, No. B278295 (Cal. Ct. App. May 15, 2018), the California Court of Appeal, Second District, considered whether an insurer owed a duty to defend an insured...
United States
4 Jun 2018
The Bipartisan Budget Act Boosts Medicare: Flexibility And Financing For Healthcare Plans And Providers
On Friday, February 9, 2018, President Trump signed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, a two-year budget which, in significant part, made substantial revisions to Medicare, including the Medicare Advantage (MA) program.
United States
20 Feb 2018
Developer Had No Right To Independent Counsel Based On A Possible Conflict Of Interest For Carrier-Appointed Counsel
Centex Homes, et al. v. St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company, — Cal.Rptr.3d –, 2018 WL 494749 (Jan. 22, 2018), Third Appellate District Court of Appeal, Case No. C081266.
United States
13 Feb 2018
Professional Liability Policy Did Not Provide Coverage For Lawsuit That The Insured Knew Or Should Have Known About
Admiral Insurance Company v. Superior Court of San Diego County, 18 Cal.App.5th 383 (2017); Fourth Appellate District Court of Appeal, Division One, Case No. D072267 (December 12, 2017).
United States
11 Jan 2018
California Court of Appeal Affirms Judgment Finding No Duty to Defend Drug Manufacturer in Lawsuits Alleging Increased Opioid Usage
The Traveler's Property Casualty Company of America v. Actavis, Inc. — Cal.Rptr.3d –, 2017 WL 5119167 (Nov. 6, 2017); California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division 3, Case No. G053749
United States
22 Dec 2017
CVS Health To Acquire Aetna
On December 3, 2017, CVS Health, a giant in the retail pharmacy industry, announced plans to acquire Aetna. Aetna is one of the largest medical insurers in the nation ...
United States
7 Dec 2017
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