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AGs Seek En Banc Review of Ninth Circuit Decision on ERISA Plan Insurers’ Obligations

A group of 16 Democratic AGs filed an amicus brief supporting plaintiffs-appellees’ petition for rehearing en banc in Wit v. United Behavioral Health—a case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in which beneficiaries of health plans governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 challenged denials of coverage for mental health and substance use disorder services.

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Companies Settle for $2.1 Million with AG Bonta over Allegations Californians Bought Fraudulent Health Plans

Alliance for Shared Health, Inc. and an affiliated company and affiliated individuals (collectively, “ASH”) settled with California AG Rob Bonta for $2.1 million to resolve allegations that thousands of Californians purchased unauthorized health service plans and insurance in violation of California’s False Advertising Law and Unfair Competition Law, as well several state insurance regulations. According…

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Democratic AGs Ask CDC to Help Ensure Access to No-Cost HIV Prevention Drugs

A group of 22 Democratic AGs submitted a letter to the CDC and the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) urging the agencies to ensure patients are not improperly charged copays for HIV prevention services by creating a new diagnostic code for PrEP (a form of antiretroviral therapy used to prevent transmission of HIV) in…

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BetterHelp to Pay $7.8 Million for Allegedly Divulging Private Health Data for Advertising Purposes

The FTC issued a proposed order to settle allegations that online mental health counseling service BetterHelp, Inc. violated of Section 5 of the FTC Act shared sensitive mental health data with third parties in order to facilitate targeted advertising, despite assurances to consumers that their health data would be kept private. According to the complaint,…

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Nursing Home Settles With AG James Over Allegations of Fraudulent Medicare Charges

New York AG Letitia James, together with the DOJ, announced settlements with Saratoga Center for Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Care, a former 257-bed nursing home, and its owners, unlicensed operator, and landlord (together, “Saratoga Center”) over allegations that the nursing home submitted reimbursement claims for substandard and worthless services to the state’s Medicaid program while…

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