UnitedHealth Seeks 3rd Circ. Win Over Coverage Denials

Law360, New York (May 15, 2012, 1:55 PM EDT) -- UnitedHealth Group Inc., the nation’s largest health insurer, asked the Third Circuit on Friday to uphold dismissal of a proposed class action challenging the company’s refusal to reimburse care provided under employee retirement plans.

Several chiropractors sued United under state law and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act for balking at coverage for hip, spine, shoulder and neck treatments provided while patients were deeply sedated.

A district court threw out the case last year, saying the health care providers never even argued that the procedures were...
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