No arbitration of claims for alleged bogus insurance

June 23, 2021, 7:26 pm

  • Federal and state definitions of faith-based plans not met
  • Several states have banned Aliera from selling plans

An insurer accused by policyholders of selling plans that “disguised” themselves as faith-based health plans lost their offer to force arbitration against them because Georgian law prohibits insurance arbitration, according to a federal court.

The plans sold by the Aliera Companies and its affiliates do not qualify as Department of Health plans that are exempt from state and state insurance regulations, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia said.

A health-care-sharing service is a group that shares health care costs among people with shared ethical or religious beliefs. Under the affordable care …

Mary Anne Pazanowski

Mary Anne Pazanowski

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