Blue Cross Denial of Coverage for Mental Health Treatment Class Action

This class action concerns parity—the requirement that mental health treatment be addressed in an equal manner to physical illness, under the federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act. The case brings suit against insurer Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas for its denial of benefits for the plaintiff’s son at a residential treatment  Read more

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United Healthcare Mental Health Parity Settlement

This settlement resolves four class actions against a group of insurance companies, including UnitedHealth Group, Inc., UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company, Oxford Health Insurance, Inc., and others. The complaints alleged that the companies improperly reduced the benefits permitted for behavioral health services under a Tiered Reimbursement Policy, and also denied some patients coverage under a behavioral health  Read more

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United HealthCare Mental Health Coverage Parity Class Action

The complaint for this class action claims that United HealthCare Insurance Co. (UHIC) and United Behavioral Health (UBH) impose reimbursement penalties on claims for coverage for psychotherapy services, which the complaint says is a violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) parity provisions and the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Read more

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