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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Industry news, expert analysis, and daily updates on the most significant insurance coverage legal developments—from the insurance and legal experts of The National Underwriter Company.


Health Insurance
Here’s Why Blue Cross Lost Its Motion to Vacate Minnesota District Court’s Autism Ruling
The U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, on remand from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, has issued a memorandum explaining why it refused to vacate a ruling it had issued in a case involving a claim for coverage of a specific autism treatment under a health insurance policy. Read More

Workers Compensation

In Fraud Case Against Insurance Agency, N.Y. Appeals Court Finds Insured Had Reasonably Relied on Apparent Authority of Agency’s Employee
In a fraud case brought by an insured against an insurance agency, a New York appeals court has upheld a trial court’s decision that the insured had demonstrated that it had reasonably relied on the apparent authority of the agency’s employee to act for the agency. Read More

Excess v. Prime
Hawaii Supreme: Excess Insurer Can Bring Subrogation Action against Primary Insurer that Failed to Settle in Bad Faith
The Hawaii Supreme Court, in response to a question certified to it by the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii, has ruled that an excess liability insurer can bring a cause of action, under the doctrine of equitable subrogation, against a primary liability insurer that in bad faith failed to settle a claim within the limits of the primary liability policy, when the primary insurer has paid its policy limit toward settlement. Read More

“Made Whole” Rule Does Not Apply to Medicaid’s Statutory Subrogation Rights, Mississippi Appeals Court Rules
An appellate court in Mississippi, reversing a lower court’s decision, has ruled that the “made whole” rule does not apply to Medicaid’s statutory subrogation rights. Read More

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Health Insurance

Missouri Governor Signs Bill Extending Insurance Coverage for Treatment of Eating Disorders
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has signed Senate Bill 145, which extends insurance coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders. Read More

Health Insurance
Dental Management Company to Pay $450,000 to Settle Charges It Engaged in the Unauthorized Practice of Dentistry and Dental Hygiene
Aspen Dental Management, Inc., an East Syracuse, New York-based company that provides business support and administrative services to seven independently owned dental practices that maintain 40 offices in New York State, has reached a settlement with New York regulators with respect to allegations that it engaged in the unauthorized practice of dentistry and dental hygiene. Read More

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Aetna to Acquire Humana for $37 Billion Read More

ACE to Acquire Chubb in $28.3 Billion Deal 
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Willis Group and Towers Watson Announce $18 Billion Merger Read More

Montpelier Shareholders Vote in Favor of Proposed Merger with Endurance Subsidiary 
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Centene to Combine with Health Net in Transaction Valued at Approximately $6.8 Billion Read More

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