Judge Expands Distribution Period In Mental Health Coverage Settlement Case

(October 31, 2018, 1:20 PM EDT) -- CHICAGO — A federal judge in Illinois on Oct. 26 modified a settlement agreement resolving claims that an insurer improperly denied coverage for residential mental health treatments, granting a 45-day extension for distribution of hundreds of thousands of dollars in remaining funds despite the lack of any language in the agreement envisioning such a move (Elizabeth A. Craft, et al. v. Health Care Service Corp., No. 14-5853, N.D. Ill., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 184108)....

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