*On March 22, 2022 the Ninth Circuit Court reversed the US District Court for the Northern District of California’s February 2019 decision in Wit v. United Behavioral Health. To read more about this development and what it could mean to you, visit: www.austenriggs.org/news/the-reversal-of-wit-v-ubh
Caroline E. Reynolds, Esq., explains the theory of the case, in which UBH (Optum), the nation’s largest behavioral health claims administrator, was found liable for breaching its fiduciary duties to its insureds by developing and using medical necessity criteria that were pervasively more restrictive than generally accepted standards of care.
Overview of the Wit v. UBH Class Action Lawsuit
The Court’s Ruling in the Wit v. UBH Class Action Lawsuit
Using Litigation to Increase Access to Care
What is the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA)?
What is Next in the Wit v. UBH Class Action Lawsuit?