An unusual coalition that includes both the New York State Trial Lawyers and the New York State Medical Society announced the filing of a lawsuit yesterday to overturn state regulations that sharply curtail the time frames for filing of no-fault claims.
State Department of Insurance regulations that went into effect on Feb. 1 sharply cut back — from 90 days to 30 days — the time that people injured in automobile accidents have to file claims with the responsible insurance carrier. Similarly, under the new rules doctors must now submit claims for reimbursement within 45 days instead of 180.
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