Insurer John Alden Escapes Health Coverage Class Action

Law360, Chicago (December 9, 2011, 6:12 PM EST) -- John Alden Life Insurance Co. on Thursday successfully dodged a putative class action accusing it of underpaying policyholders' health care costs, with a federal judge finding the plaintiffs' claims came far too late.

U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull granted the insurer's motion to dismiss John Koberg's suit alleging it used a skewed and inaccurate database to calculate reimbursement for his 2005 health care charges, finding that both the policy's timeliness requirement and a three-year statute of limitations bar the claims Koberg brought under Employee Retirement...
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