Eating Disorders Coverage Suit Against BCBS Survives

Law360, New York (August 4, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has trimmed a purported class action by plaintiffs who allege that Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Inc. and its administrator wrongfully refused to cover treatment by classifying their daughters' eating disorders as “non-biologically based mental illnesses.”

In a decision issued Friday, Judge Faith S. Hochberg of the U.S. District Court of the District of New Jersey only partly granted the defendants' motions to dismiss the claims of the four lead plaintiffs, who had filed two separate but similar lawsuits in...
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