Aetna has agreed to pay $250,000 in reimbursements to up to 100 New Jersey policyholders whose eating disorder claims were denied and to liberalize its coverage for many future claimants. Plaintiffs counsel Bruce Nagel stated that the settlement is "believed to be the first in which a health insurer in New Jersey has agreed to cover eating disorders" the same as biologically based mental illnesses. But the agreement faces opposition from a lawyer in a similar case who is Nagel's estranged former partner.
Aetna Settles Federal Class Action Seeking Health Coverage for Eating Disorders
New Jersey Law Journal
June 3, 2008