Post-Claim Underwriting: Calif.'s Dirty Secret

Law360, New York (August 14, 2009, 2:16 PM EDT) -- Millions across the nation try to protect themselves from the “what ifs” and take steps to make the right decision to have health insurance. They seek out out a reputable insurance company, pay the premiums on time, and schedule annual check-ups. They have protected themselves and their family. But, have they done enough?

Across the country, patients are filing lawsuits against insurance companies for canceling health insurance policies and refusing to pay medical bills.

The lawsuits allege that insurance companies are trying to avoid paying legitimate...
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