Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Major Insurer to Continue Reform Provisions Regardless of Court Ruling

UnitedHealthcare, one of the nation’s largest private insurers, will continue to offer important health care insurance protections that were included in the 2010 health care reform law, no matter how the U.S. Supreme Court rules in cases currently pending before it.

The company announced that it will continue provisions related to coverage of preventive health care services without copay requirements, coverage of dependents up to age 26, lifetime dollar limits, coverage rescissions, and appeals. "The protections we are voluntarily extending are good for people's health, promote broader access to quality care, and contribute to helping control rising health care costs. These provisions make sense for the people we serve, and it is important to ensure they know these provisions will continue," said Stephen Hemsley, president and CEO of UnitedHealth Group. The Supreme Court ruling on several matters pertaining to the health reform law, including the constitutionality of the so-called “individual mandate” to buy health insurance, is expected this month.

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