Horizon Didn't Justify Sealing Tiered Plan Docs, Judge Says

Law360 (April 13, 2018, 6:56 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey judge has ruled that Horizon Healthcare Services Inc. must give a news outlet the key report linked to its controversial tiered coverage plan that sparked litigation by hospitals, saying the insurer hasn't provided enough specifics to justify the report's continued sealing.

Citing the public interest in how health care is delivered in the Garden State, Bergen County Superior Court Judge Robert P. Contillo on Tuesday granted the motion by New Jersey Advance Media — publisher of The Star-Ledger, NJ.com and other outlets — to unseal a report by the McKinsey & Co. consulting group that helped Horizon craft...

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