Oxford Can't Duck Claims In Psychotherapy Benefits Suit

Law360 (August 22, 2018, 9:27 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge has ruled that Oxford Health Insurance Inc. must face a suit alleging that it flouted the Employee Retirement Income Security Act and Federal Parity Act through a reimbursement policy for psychotherapy, though she dismissed other health care law claims from the suit.

U.S. District Judge Ann M. Donnelly said in her Monday order that the anonymous couple bringing the proposed class action adequately alleged that the insurer had a policy of reimbursing out-of-network psychologists and masters' level counselors at a lower rate than psychologists that violated the FPA’s prohibition on treating mental health and substance abuse...

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