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Horizon Blue Cross/Shield Ready to Pay Up on Eating Disorder Claims

Posted by Andrew J. Barovick | Nov 24, 2008 | 0 Comments

If you are a New Jersey resident insured by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield , and you have an eating disorder, your insurer will have to pony up and pay for your treatment, if a preliminary settlement agreement is approved, as reported by Henry Gottlieb in today's LAW.COM .  But first, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield must pay the insureds who were improperly denied coverage, and the class action lawyers that brought the suit–a number that totals almost $3.6 million dollars.

Congratulations to Bruce Nagel , of Roseland, New Jersey's Nagel Rice for forcing Horizon to do what its tens of thousands of insureds have always paid it to do–cover their medical expenses.

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Andrew J. Barovick

Mr. Barovick is a graduate of Columbia College and Cardozo School of Law. He began his legal career at the Queens District Attorney’s Office, where he tried over 20 felonies to verdict, and argued an equal number of appeals before the Appellate Division, Second Department, the New York Court of Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

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