As the General Assembly’s voting session ends, POS claims a major legislative victory. HB 2241, legislation to end the odious healthcare insurer practice of clawing back paid claims, unanimously passed the legislature. Governor Tom Wolf signed the bill in to law November 4. It is now known as Act 146.
Sponsored by State Representative Karen Boback (R, Luzerne), HB 2241 prohibits insurer retroactive denial of paid claims beyond a 24-month period. The General Assembly’s actions end a ten-year odyssey that pitted the medical community against the healthcare insurance industry. POS led the healthcare provider coalition that forged the compromise contained in HB 2241.