Mass. AG keeps pursuing health insurers

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley took another step this week in pursuit of a group of health insurance companies operating in the state for allegedly denying mandated benefits to policyholders, disclosing patient information and using inappropriate sales practices. The complaint originally was filed in October.

Named in the suit are MEGA Life and Health Insurance, Mid-West National Life Insurance, and the two firms' parent company, HealthMarkets. About 30,000 people in the state get coverage through one of the two insurers, according to the AG's office.

To learn more about the suit:
- read this piece from The Boston Globe
- read this release from the AG's office

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