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Obtained Judgment for Health Insurer in Lawsuit Over Provider Notice Requirements, Applicability of Plan Limitation Periods

Aetna Life and Casualty Company

Defended Aetna Life and Casualty Company in a case where the court granted summary judgment to defendants in part and judgment post-trial in part in lawsuit by physician to obtain payments for medical services provided to 21 patients; raised issues regarding notice requirements applicable to providers under Department of Labor (DOL) regulations, applicability of internal plan limitations periods, and accrual and tolling of limitations periods for purposes of ERISA claim. Cole v. Aetna Life and Casualty Co., United Parcel Service, Inc., Welch’s, et al. 2002 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 19656 (D. Conn. Mar. 28, 2002), aff’d, 2006 U.S. App. LEXIS 11908 (2d Cir. May 10, 2006).
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