By Market Intelligence Team

OPEN MINDS The Behavioral Health & Social Service Industry Analyst Industry News A House subcommittee has sent a draft of a proposed federal law that would permit punitive damage awards against insurers that ¬ďarbitrarily refuse to make claims payment has been sent to the House Education and Labor Committee. The legislation would overturn a unanimous 1987 Supreme Court decision that held that ERISA, not state tort law, governs bad-faith suits against health insurers that fail to pay claims, according to an article by Merit C. Kimball "Making Insurers Pay For . . .
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OPEN MINDS The Behavioral Health & Social Service Industry Analyst Industry News A House subcommittee has sent a draft of a proposed federal law that would permit punitive damage awards against insurers that ¬ďarbitrarily refuse to make claims payment has been sent to the House Education and Labor Committee. The legislation would overturn a unanimous 1987 Supreme Court decision that held that ERISA, not state tort law, governs bad-faith suits against health insurers that fail to pay claims, according to an article by Merit C. Kimball "Making Insurers Pay For . . .
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