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    Aetna, Humana Join UnitedHealth in Retaining Reform Provisions

    Following UnitedHealth's announcement on Monday that it would maintain several health coverage protections included in the Affordable Care Act regardless of the Supreme Court's ruling on the law, Aetna Inc and Humana Inc made similar pledges later in the day, says an article by Reuters.  

    The 3 insurers will allow children to stay on their parents' plans up to age 26 and will maintain a provision that provides clear ways for members to appeal coverage claim decisions.

    UnitedHealth and Humana said they will keep 2 other provisions—forgoing lifetime dollar coverage limits on policies and eliminating rescissions, which are generally considered to be retroactive policy cancellations, except in the case of fraud. It was not immediately clear where Aetna stood on those provisions, says the article.  

    Cigna Corp, another large national insurer, said it was "prepared to proceed as appropriate on behalf of our customers when the court deliberations reach their conclusion."


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