United Healthcare (UHC) settled a class action lawsuit and you may be entitled to receive money from UHC if you were insured by them. This class action lawsuit pertains to payments made for care provided by out-of-network providers between March 15, 1994 through November 18, 2009. United Healthcare should be informing you but if they did not, we wanted to be sure that you knew.
Archive for May, 2010
As a result of the reform law, HealthCare Advocates is starting to see insurance companies closing their provider networks. What this means as a patient is that the number of in-network providers will be limited. Why are the insurance companies doing this? In an effort to control costs, the insurance companies need to provide greater oversight of their providers and to accomplish this, they must limit the number of providers in their networks.
HealthCare Advocates recommended in a new book by the renowned author and writer Gail Sheehy. The link to her book: http://www.harpercollins.com/books/9780061661204/Passages_in_Caregiving/index.aspx?HCHP=TB_Passages+in+Caregiving