North Dakota Fines Blue Cross $60K for Claims, Underwriting Violations

December 5, 2014

North Dakota’s insurance department has levied a $60,000 fine against the state’s largest health insurer for violating state law.

Noridian Mutual Insurance Co. does business as Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota. Insurance Commissioner Adam Hamm says a state examination uncovered several violations and “deficiencies” in the way the company handles some claims and underwriting practices.

The Insurance Department is recommending numerous changes to improve how the company does business, markets insurance and interacts with state officials.

Noridian President and CEO Tim Huckle signed a consent order issued by the insurance department, waiving the company’s right to a hearing and an appeal.

Blue Cross Blue Shield provides more than half a million people with health care coverage.

Topics Claims Underwriting North Dakota

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