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Hartford, Sentinel No Coverage for Covid-19 Losses Class Action

This is one of a number of recent class actions on whether insurance companies should pay for losses related to closures due to Covid-19. In this case, a dental office brings suit against Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. and Sentinel Insurance Company (a Hartford subsidiary).  Read more

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Travelers Casualty Insurance No Covid-19 Loss Coverage Class Action

To prevent the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, state governors have issued orders for the temporary suspension of nonessential businesses. Some of these businesses have lost significant income and are relying on their business income insurance to help make up their losses. This case brings suit against Travelers Casualty Insurance Company of America (TCICA), in  Read more

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Hartford, Twin City Insurance with Virus Coverage Class Action

Recently a number of class actions have been filed claiming that insurance companies should be reimbursing businesses closed by Covid-19 for business losses and related extra expenses. This one is similar, bringing suit against The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. and Twin City Fire Insurance Company. However, there’s at least one twist to it: The  Read more

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Scottsdale Insurance Co. Business Losses from Covid-19 Class Action

This is one of a number of class actions brought by businesses against their insurers, alleging that the insurance company should provide benefits for business losses and related expenses during the closures due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In this case, the action brings suit against the Scottsdale Insurance Company, which insures the plaintiff in this  Read more

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Anthem Blue Cross Refusal to Pay Settlement

Anthem Blue Cross is settling a class action alleging that it refused to pay for treatment for co-morbid diagnoses because it had classified their claims as being for substance abuse only. The co-morbid diagnoses included schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorders, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, pervasive development disorder or autism, anorexia nervosa, or  Read more

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State Farm Fire and Casualty PIP Benefits Kentucky Class Action

Insurance companies lose money when they pay claims, but they must follow the law if they want to deny payouts to insureds. The complaint for this class action alleges that State Farm Fire and Casualty Company violated the Kentucky Motor Vehicle Reparations Act (MVRA) when it failed to pay certain claims.  Read more

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Shelter Mutual Conditioning of Auto Insurance Benefits Class Action

On what bases can insurance companies delay payment of claims? In this class action, the complaint alleges Shelter Mutual Insurance Company refused to pay personal injury protection (PIP) or other medical benefits to insureds until the insureds provided information showing whether they are entitled to Medicare or Medicaid or not.  Read more

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Progressive Insurance Denial of PIP Benefits Kentucky Class Action

The complaint for this class action alleges that Progressive Direct Insurance Company and Progressive Casualty Insurance Company unlawfully “rely[] upon paper reviews as a basis to reduce and deny owed personal injury protection benefits to their insureds.” This, the complaint says, is against Kentucky’s Motor Vehicle Reparations Act (MVRA).  Read more

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Blue Cross Blue Shield Denial of Proton Beam Radiation Therapy Class Action

Insurance companies have the power to decide what kinds of tests and treatments patients receive. The complaint for this class action claims that Proton Beam Radiation Therapy (PBRT) was delayed or denied for cancer patients by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, Inc. (BCBS), claiming it was not an established treatment.  Read more

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United Behavioral Health Guidelines and Rejected Claims Class Action

United Behavioral Health (UBH) “administers mental health and substance use disorder benefits for commercial welfare benefit plans,” says the complaint for this class action. But, according to the complaint, UBH’s guidelines for accepting or rejecting treatment under those plans have been flawed and were rejected in a previous class action. This class action seeks to  Read more

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