Short-Term Healthcare Insurance & the Institutionalization of Post-Claims Underwriting
Jessica L. Derakhshanian and Shane C. Fulton, trial lawyers with Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, recently published an article in the January edition of The Colorado Trial Lawyer’s “Trial Talk” entitled Short-Term Healthcare Insurance and the Institutionalization of Post-Claims Underwriting. The article provides a review of short-term health insurance regulation over the last decade and analyzes the ways in which the changing regulatory landscape has fostered the institutionalization of post-claim underwriting. Additionally, the authors suggest means by which regulators and legal practitioners may address inequities in the current health insurance market.
Jessica L. Derakhshanian is a trial lawyer with Burg Simpson’s Personal Injury Litigation Department. Originally from the midwest, Ms. Derakhshanian received her Juris Doctorate from The University of Kansas School of Law in Lawrence, Kansas. Since moving to Colorado, Ms. Derakhshanian has focused her practice in the areas of personal injury, employment law, wage and hour, and appeals.
Ms. Derakhshanian is currently admitted to practice in Colorado, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Shane C. Fulton is a trial lawyer with Burg Simpson’s Personal Injury Litigation Department. He received a B.A. from Northeastern University in 2010 and graduated magna cum laude from Tulane Law School in 2013.
Prior to joining Burg Simpson, Mr. Fulton was a litigation associate at a national subrogation firm based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Over the course of his career, Mr. Fulton has obtained significant recoveries for individuals and businesses damaged by fire, construction defects, and unsafe products. He is licensed to practice law in Colorado, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York.
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