A federal judge gave final approval this week to a class action settlement that requires Aetna to provide about $300,000 in back payments to 119 insureds whose benefits for eating disorders were limited. The company also promised to treat future claims more liberally and make internal reforms to resolve disputes over benefits for eating disorders. It is unclear how the settlement would be affected by enactment this month of a law which seems to require all insurers to do what Aetna has promised.
Judge Approves Settlement of Suit Against Aetna Over Coverage for Eating Disorders
New Jersey Law Journal
October 23, 2008