A.G. Schneiderman Announces Settlement With EmblemHealth For Failing To Offer Continuation Coverage To Young Adults And Wrongfully Denying Claims For Medical Treatment
New York - After an investigation uncovered widespread violations of New York law requiring health insurers to offer young adults continuation health coverage on their parents' policies, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced today that his office has reached a settlement with EmblemHealth, Inc. ("Emblem"), a health insurance company that provides coverage to 3.4 million New Yorkers, through its Group Health Incorporated ("GHI") and Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York ("HIP") units. The settlement requires EmblemHealth to offer reinstatement of health coverage to more than 8,000 young adults whose coverage was wrongly terminated, and to pay approximately $90,000 in denied claims.
- Date:January 29, 2014
- Agency:New York Attorney General
- State Enforcement Agencies