UnitedHealth Can't Get Insurance Bid Info, Pa. Court Says

Law360 (May 31, 2018, 6:28 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania appeals court agreed Thursday that the state’s open records law did not entitle UnitedHealthcare to documents detailing the scoring of bid proposals submitted by competitors, which the insurer requested to aid in a protest after the Department of Human Services rejected its bid.

While the state’s Right To Know Law generally allows for access to bid proposals after a contract is awarded, a three-judge Commonwealth Court panel said in a published opinion that DHS’ selection of 11 offerors to begin coverage negotiations was merely one step in an ongoing procurement process.

“Upon review, we hold that the selection of...

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