Wilderness Coverage Case Permitted To Proceed

January 2020 | News

On September 27, 2019, a Utah federal district court judge permitted an ERISA wilderness therapy Parity Act claim to proceed, holding that Plaintiffs had stated a claim that was, potentially, recoverable under the statute. In K.H.B. v. UnitedHealthCare Ins. Co., No. 2:18-cv-00795 (D. Utah September 27, 2019), the judge held that the plaintiffs properly alleged that the insurer “differentially applie[d] the Plan’s term ‘Alternate Facility’ and does not adopt extra-licensure requirements for medical analogues of wilderness therapy programs.” This holding adds to growing body of caselaw analyzing the Parity Act.

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