Indiana Supreme Court Finds Insured Afforded Coverage For “Professional Services”

In Wellpoint, Inc. v. National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, PA, No. 49S05-1404-PL-244 (Ind. Apr. 22, 2015) the Indiana Supreme Court reversed the trial court and granted summary judgment for Anthem, Inc.against numerous reinsurers (Excess Reinsurers), finding that Anthem was afforded coverage in the underlying litigation under the reinsurance policies.

Anthem, a large managed health care organization, was self-insured for E&O liability. It purchased policies from other insurers to reinsure its E&O liabilities. The underlying litigation consisted of several lawsuits filed against …

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Cyber Breaches Prompt Government Action

The recent data breach at health insurer Anthem has sparked new legislation in Connecticut.   During the breach, at least 80 million records were stolen.  According to NBC News, among the 80 million victims, tens of millions of American children had their Social Security numbers, dates of birth, and health care ID numbers stolen.  In response, Connecticut state legislators are proposing legislation that would require health insurance companies to encrypt their customers’ data.   Connecticut’s proposed legislation is similar to recent legislation passed in New Jersey …

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