Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey made a preliminary agreement Monday to pay up to $3.6 million to end a class action suit alleging it wrongfully denied claims by eating-disorder patients. The settlement would, subject to approval by a federal judge, treat future claims more liberally and make internal reforms to resolve disputes over benefits for eating disorders. And Horizon would pay up to $2.45 million in fees to the plaintiffs class action attorneys, led by Bruce Nagel of Nagel Rice.
Horizon Blue Cross Tentatively Settles Suit Over Coverage of Eating Disorders
New Jersey Law Journal
November 25, 2008