Cigna Fourth Insurer Hit With Class Lawsuit Over Liposuction

June 28, 2019, 3:05 PM

Cigna Corp. is in the crosshairs of a proposed class action claiming the insurer wrongly fails to cover medically necessary liposuction surgery for people with lipedema.

Cigna incorrectly treats liposuction surgery as an experimental or unproven treatment for the chronic condition, the June 27 lawsuit alleges. Contrary to Cigna’s position, specialized liposuction is the “only available” therapy for it, and the treatment’s been shown beneficial in multiple studies, according to the complaint in the Northern District of California.

Cigna is the fourth insurer this year to be hit with a proposed class action challenging how it covers liposuction. Like ...

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