Insurers Correctly Defined Cancer Coverage: Judge

Law360, New York (August 17, 2011, 6:20 PM EDT) -- An Oklahoma federal judge on Tuesday trimmed a putative class action against Philadelphia American Life Insurance Co. and Occidental Life Insurance Co. of North Carolina, nixing individual claims that the insurers underpaid cancer patients for covered radiation and chemotherapy benefits.

In granting the insurers' motion for partial summary judgment, U.S. District Judge David L. Russell ruled that the insurers had correctly defined the term “actual expenses” in the subject supplemental cancer insurance policies to mean the amount accepted by the medical provider as payment in full,...
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