Bloomberg Law
Jan. 11, 2019, 2:58 PM

Regence Settles Family’s Wilderness Therapy Coverage Suit

Jacklyn Wille
Jacklyn Wille

Regence Blueshield and Cambria Health Solutions Inc. settled a lawsuit over coverage of wilderness therapy treatments. But the agreement hinges on whether they have to notify other patients of the deal.

The family that brought a proposed class action against the insurers told a federal judge Jan. 10 the settlement resolves only the family’s claims and doesn’t affect the rights of others. As a result, no notice to would-be class members is needed.

A federal judge in Washington recently allowed a proposed class action seeking mental health coverage from Neiman Marcus Group LLC’s health plan to settle without class notice. ...

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