Health Insurance Companies Under Fire for Canceling Policies of Patients With High Medical Bills; Fortis/Assurant Health to Pay $10 Million Penalty; Healthcare Industry Today Offers Complete Coverage

WASHINGTON, September 18 – /EIN Presswire/ The South Carolina Supreme Court has ordered insurance company Fortis, now known as Assurant Health, to pay $10 million for wrongly revoking the insurance policy of a 17-year-old college student after he tested positive for HIV. The court called the 2002 decision by the insurance company “reprehensible”.

Lawsuits continue to be instituted against insurance companies who have cancelled policies. Rather than fight fraud, rescission has devolved into a backdoor route for insurance companies to stop paying the medical bills of people in their time of greatest need.

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