Class Grows In Cigna Autism Treatment Denial Suit

Law360, New York (August 22, 2012, 6:48 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Tuesday expanded a class of Cigna Corp. claimants in a suit accusing the insurer of improperly denying claims for certain types of treatment for autism spectrum disorders, adding current Cigna insureds to the class. 

U.S. District Judge Juan R. Sanchez added a new nationwide subclass of current Cigna insureds who were harmed by Cigna’s policy of denying benefits to autistic children for certain treatments the insurer had deemed “investigative or experimental” beginning in November 2006, saying their claims were similar and had...
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