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SB 3072 - Wilson v. AIG reversed

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Congratulations to the 2006 Hawaii legislature for reversing the poor Hawaii Supreme Court decision in Wilson v. AIG (October 28, 1998)! That case held that under Hawaii's no-fault (PIP) law - in most cases only a medical provider (and not the insured patient) could enforce a PIP insurance policy and bring an action against an insurer to compel non-payment of the medical bills. Obviously, the providers are too busy to do this - and as a result fat-cat foot-dragging insurers kept their money - seriously hurting the medical providers. However, this year in the committee reports to SB 3072, the legislature explained that Wilson was being reversed and that this case was NOT what it had EVER intended. Once again medical providers under no-fault (PIP) who are not properly paid will find a strong ally in their patient and their patient's lawyer to "Make 'em pay"!

 

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An important victory in the fight for individual rights (as opposed to insurer rights) is the case of Yukumoto and HMSA v. Tawahara. In that case on May 26, 2017, the Hawaii Supreme Court rejected the efforts of a health insurer who tried to convert its insurance coverage into a 'loan agreement' and recover its medical expense payments from Mr. Yukumoto when he had a 3rd party claim - in spite of the fact that he was not being fully compensated for his losses. This insidious insurance practice has been damaging the citizens and members of the Hawaii community for many years. For more info, see the decision here: Yukumoto and HMSA v. Tawahara, Hawaii Sup. Ct. No. SCAP-15-0000460 (May 26, 2017).










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