AmeriHealth Settles Eating Disorder Coverage Suit

Law360, New York (June 14, 2011, 6:45 PM EDT) -- AmeriHealth Insurance Co. of New Jersey reached a settlement Tuesday with plaintiffs in a New Jersey putative class action accusing it of improperly limiting coverage for the treatment of eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia.

In a motion for preliminary approval of the settlement, plaintiffs Peter and Louise Pontani said the proposed resolution with AmeriHealth and Magellan Health Services Inc., which administers AmeriHealth's managed mental health program, achieved the core goals of the litigation — parity status in the coverage of eating disorders in the...
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