UnitedHealthcare To Keep Some Health Law Provisions Regardless Of Ruling
One of the nation's largest insurance companies announced early Monday that it planned to continue offering some of health law's most popular provisions -- no matter what the Supreme Court decides.
Kaiser Health News: UnitedHealthcare's Post-SCOTUS Promise: We'll Keep Many Popular Features
One of the nation's largest insurers said early Monday it would continue to follow some of the rules in the federal health law that are already in effect, including keeping young adults up to age 26 on their parents' plans and ending lifetime dollar limits, no matter how the Supreme Court rules. UnitedHealthcare, which covers about 26 million people in plans that could be affected by such rules, is the first insurer to make public such a promise. The Supreme Court justices are expected to rule sometime this month and could uphold the law, remove parts of it or reject the entire legislation (Appleby, 6/11).
The New York Times: Health Law Ruling Won't Alter Plans By Insurer
The UnitedHealth Group, one of the nation's largest health insurers, announced Sunday night that it planned to continue offering some of the popular consumer protections required by the federal health care law, even if the Supreme Court declares the entire law unconstitutional later this month (Abelson, 6/11).
Los Angeles Times: UnitedHealth To Honor Some Of Healthcare Law Regardless Of Ruling
Regardless of how the Supreme Court rules on the federal healthcare law, the nation's largest health insurer said it would continue to honor some of the law's more popular provisions, including preventive screenings at no cost and the elimination of lifetime limits on medical care (Terhune, 6/11).
The Washington Post: Largest Health Insurer To Keep Key Parts Of Law Regardless Of Court Ruling
Officials at UnitedHealthcare will announce Monday that whatever the outcome of the court decision — expected this month — the company will continue to provide customers preventive health-care services without co-payments or other out-of-pocket charges, allow parents to keep adult children up to age 26 on their plans, and maintain the more streamlined appeals process required by the law (Aizenman, 6/11).
Reuters: UnitedHealth To Keep Reform Provisions, Regardless Of Court Ruling
UnitedHealth Group Inc, the largest U.S. health insurer by market value, said it would maintain the health coverage protections included in President Barack Obama's healthcare law regardless of how the Supreme Court rules on the legislation. … The provisions UnitedHealth will maintain include continuing to provide coverage for dependents up to age 26 under their parents' plan. The company will also continue to offer certain preventive healthcare services without requiring a co-payment, which include annual check-ups, screening for high-blood pressure and diabetes, and immunizations (Krauskopf, 6/11).
The Wall Street Journal: UnitedHealth To Keep Some Health-Law Provisions
The nation's biggest insurer, which covers 26,445 privately insured people, said it would continue to allow young people to stay on their parents' plans until the age of 26. The company said it also would retain a number of other health-plan features mandated by the law, including a ban on lifetime maximums on most benefit payouts, as well as a promise that policies can generally only be rescinded in cases where a consumer was deliberately misleading in an application (Mathews, 6/11).
The Associated Press: UnitedHealth Plans To Keep Overhaul Elements
Insurer UnitedHealth Group Inc. sees some parts of the health care overhaul as sound medicine and plans to keep them regardless of whether the law survives an upcoming Supreme Court ruling. The nation's largest health insurer said Monday that it will still cover preventive care like immunizations without charging a co-payment, which is the fee usually paid at the doctor's office, and it will continue other popular, initial provisions of the law (Murphy, 6/11).
Bloomberg: UnitedHealth to Keep Some Benefits Even If Health Law Rejected
UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UNH) said it will offer some benefits and consumer protections created by the U.S. health-care overhaul even if the law is struck down by the Supreme Court. The exception: Those involving people with pre- existing illnesses. Customers of the largest U.S. health insurer can keep children on their plans until age 26, get free preventive care and won’t face lifetime benefit limits, no matter how the court rules, the company said yesterday in a statement. The insurer also won't rescind policies except for cases of fraud, it said, and will retain a simplified appeals process for denials (Wayne, 6/11).