Posted On: February 08, 2019
Amy Farrar, served as Amicus Counsel for America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) in the recent Tennessee Supreme Court decision, Individual Healthcare Specialists, Inc. v. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Inc., No. M2015-02524-SC-R11-CV, — S.W.3d —-, 2019 WL 256716 (Tenn., Jan. 18, 2019). The Tennessee Supreme Court granted review to decide several important contract-interpretation issues under Tennessee law, and the High Court’s opinion was largely favorable to BCBST and its amici, including AHIP. The Court’s opinion expressly relied on the amicus brief submitted by Farrar in explaining the medical-loss ratio and its effect on insurance carriers like BCBST after passage of the Affordable Care Act.