UnitedHealth Wants Insurers To Foot $400M Bill

Law360, New York (March 6, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s battle with a group of managed care liability insurers heated up Thursday, with the company arguing the insurers are contractually obligated to reimburse it for defense fees and costs as well as $400 million in settlements it recently reached over alleged out-of-network reimbursement rate manipulation.

In an amended complaint filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, UnitedHealth said the insurers have wrongfully refused to consent to the settlements “in breach of their obligations under their respective insurance policies...
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