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DOL Settles Unprecedented Lawsuit Against United Healthcare for Violations of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act
Epstein Becker GreenLink to more items from this source
Aug. 19, 2021

"[T]wo settlement agreements filed on August 11 provide that United Healthcare Insurance Co., United Behavioral Health, and Oxford Health Insurance Inc. will together pay more than $15.6 million to settle allegations they violated the federal mental health parity law.... The enforcement actions reflect the first instance in which DOL has initiated litigation to enforce MHPAEA against a health insurance issuer, health plan, or administrative service provider in the 13 years since the initial passage of the statute.' [Walsh v. United Behavioral Health and UnitedHealthcare Ins. Co., No. 21-4519 (E.D.N.Y. settlement agreement filed Aug. 11, 2021); Walsh v. UnitedHealth Group Inc. and Oxford Health Ins. Inc., No. 21-4519 (E.D.N.Y. settlement agreement filed Aug. 11, 2021)]

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