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The Affordable Care Act & the Impact on the C-Suite – Interview with Alden Bianchi, Member, Mintz Levin
The Affordable Care Act: The Structure of Health Plans – Interview with Alden Bianchi, Member, Mintz Levin
Condo Adviser: What is 'FHA approved,' exactly?
Greenberger: Derivatives Legislation Would Seriously Weaken Dodd-Frank
NFA Chairman Chris Hehmeyer Talks Bankruptcy Reform
Ritholtz: Insurance Regulators Should Oversee Derivatives
How to Respond to President Obama's Cybersecurity Executive Order
Ritholtz: 'Dot Com Bonus Envy' Stymies Wall St. Reform
Insurance Lawyer: Very Limited Coverage for Hurricane Sandy
Weekly Brief: Hurricane Sandy, GC Donations, Tweeting Fake News
Crystal Ball Perspective: Will Healthcare Reform be Repealed if Romney Wins the Presidential Election?
Not Prepared for Healthcare Reform? Three things employers need to focus on now.
The Benefits of WRAP Insurance on Large Construction Projects - Ray Buddie
Highlights from Day Three of Health Care Arguments [audio]
Highlights from Day Two of Health Care Arguments [audio]
Highlights from Day One of Health Care Arguments [audio]
Health Care Cases in 90 Seconds
Health Care 5: Will This Be a Landmark Decision?
Health Care 4: Can Congress Force States to Expand Medicaid?
Health Care 2: Can Congress Force Individuals to Buy Insurance?
In This Issue:
- Excerpt from Reports:
Australia. Private Health Insurance Administration Council -
13 November 2013 - Industry consultation – Second round...more
In This Issue:
- Excerpt from Reports:
Australia. Department of Health & Ageing -
..1 November 2013 - GPs can now order subsidised magnetic resonance...more
Touted as having the highest auto insurance rates in the nation, New Jersey policyholders will not be pleased when they receive another premium increase. Surprisingly, the upcoming hike does not include relatively minor...more
In This Issue:
- Excerpt from Legislation:
26 September 2013 Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2013 (No. 5)...more
The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court’s recent decision in the matter of Sams v. Department of Public Welfare may significantly affect the structured settlement industry, and the settlement of lawsuits on behalf of certain...more
In U.S. Airways, Inc. v. McCutchen, the US Supreme Court recently considered whether certain equitable defenses override the terms of a welfare plan in a plan fiduciary's suit for reimbursement under §...more
Effective July 1, 2013, Florida’s Medicaid Third-Party Liability Act now provides a mechanism for recipients of Medicaid to challenge the amount they must reimburse Florida’s Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA) after...more
The 2013 Florida legislature wasted no time responding to the March 20 Supreme Court opinion in Wos v. E.M.A., 568 U.S. __ (2013)....more
This Book Review by Northeastern Pennsylvania insurance defense attorney of the Scranton, PA law firm of Foley, Comerford & Cummins appeared in the July 2013 edition of the Pennsylvania Lawyer Magazine. The review analyzes...more
In State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. v. Huff, 2013 DJDAR 7379 (2013), the California Court of Appeal for the Fourth Appellate District decided a novel fee case in the medical context, referencing standards used to...more
In Quest Diagnostics v. Bomani, et al., 11-CV-00951 (D. Conn., June 19, 2013), the court granted Quest Diagnostic’s (“Quest”) motion for summary judgment, ruling that Quest, as the fiduciary to its self-insured medical plan,...more
The Supreme Court’s April decision in U.S. Airways, Inc. v. McCutchen resolves a circuit split on the issue of a medical plan’s right to reimbursement of medical expenses from a plan participant who recovers on a personal...more
In Howell v. Hamilton Meats & Provisions, Inc., the California Supreme Court ruled that where a plaintiff’s medical care provider, pursuant to a prior agreement with the plaintiff’s health care provider, accepted less than...more
On Monday of this week, the Massachusetts’s Division of Insurance issued a bulletin mandating prompt investigation of business interruption, property damage and medical insurance claims by policyholders victimized by the...more
Despite the efforts to prevent accidents, crashes with Canadian drivers are still an all too common occurrence in Washington State. To make matters worse, dealing with Canadian insurance companies can be confusing and...more
In Luttrell v. Island Pacific Supermarkets, Inc. (April 8, 2013, A134089), California’s First District Court of Appeal held that Howell v. Hamilton Meats & Provisions, Inc. (2011) 52 Cal.4th 541 specifically applies to limit...more
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the clear terms of an employer's group health plan override an employee's equitable defenses in determining the plan's right to recover amounts from a third party. This decision points...more
On April 16, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in U.S. Airways, Inc. v. McCutchen finding in favor of U.S. Airways in its quest to recover $66,866 in medical expenses incurred by its employee as a result of a...more
In Howell v. Hamilton Meats & Provisions, Inc. the California Supreme Court ruled that a plaintiff’s recovery of medical damages is limited to the amount paid by the plaintiff’s health insurer and accepted by the health care...more
As a brain injury lawyer, I’ve learned quite a bit about the complexities of acquired brain injuries, and I’ve had the pleasure of working with some exceptionally strong and admirable survivors who were awarded access to the...more
After a dramatic November general election, the Minnesota Legislature convened the 2013 session this week with the DFL party firmly in control of state government for the first time in 22 years....more
Starting on January 1, 2011, personal injury claims from claimants eligible for Medicare must be reported to Medicare. Medicare is entitled to a 100% recovery of the benefits it paid for the treatment of injuries and it will...more
Originally published in the Tennessee Bar Association - December 1, 2012.
Taking Another Look at Fye v. Kennedy -
Damages in tort law are designed to compensate for injury and, in the words of one court, “only for...more
In this medical malpractice action, defendant-respondent hospital, skillfully represented by Aryeh Klonsky and Esther Widowski of Widowski Law Group LLP, moved for summary judgment to dismiss the patient plaintiff's case. ...more
A “Hobson’s Choice” is a choice that appears to give you more than one option, but in fact only offers one option. So it is with the Letter of Protection (LOP). You, the patient, doctor or attorney, think...more