Reinsurer Urges Texas Federal Court to Dismiss Health Insurer’s Action

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GALVESTON, Texas — American National Insurance Co. (ANIC) is urging a Texas federal court to dismiss a lawsuit in which a health insurer accuses it of wrongly denying a reinsurance claim for reimbursement of a patient’s heart transplant hospital care, arguing that the plaintiff has failed to include all parties to the reinsurance agreement at issue.

In a Dec. 30 brief filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, ANIC further argues that Health First Health Plans Inc. also improperly asserts a claim under Section 542.060 of the Texas Insurance Code, because the provision applies to …


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