Thursday, May 1, 2008

In Delaware - Blue Cross must Pay Fines for Late Claims

Judge upholds $100,000 ruling by Del. insurance commissioner

The News Journal, April 26, 2008

A Superior Court judge has upheld a $100,000 fine against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware, which the state insurance commissioner assessed last year after finding the company failed to process thousands of medical claims within a state-mandated time period.

The decision by Judge Peggy Ableman affirms a September ruling by Insurance Commissioner Matt Denn, which found that in the first six months of 2006, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware, the state’s largest health insurer, failed to process 10,467 health insurance claims within the required 30 days.

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