Law Offices of Scott Glovsky

Law Offices of Scott Glovsky The Law Offices of Scott Glovsky was founded in 1999 and specializes in insurance bad faith, catastrophic personal injury & health-related litigation.

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Governor Newsom signed into law CA Assembly Bill 1867 which requires companies with over 500 employees including health ...
09/16/2020
Governor Newsom Signs Law Requiring Supplemental Paid Sick Leave in California | California Employment Law Report

Governor Newsom signed into law CA Assembly Bill 1867 which requires companies with over 500 employees including health care providers to cover up to 80 hours of paid sick leave for COVID-19 reasons. The law is retroactive to April 2020. #COVID Claremont Chamber of Commerce

On Wednesday, September 9, 2020, Governor Newsom signed AB 1867 into law providing supplemental paid leave for California employees and codified

Unfortunately not all health insurance proposals offer coverage for people with preexisting conditions. This article bre...
09/11/2020
What It Means To Cover Preexisting Conditions | Health Affairs

Unfortunately not all health insurance proposals offer coverage for people with preexisting conditions. This article breaks down this topic and examines proposals from both parties. #healthinsurance Claremont Chamber of Commerce

Health Affairs Blog Following The ACA Related Topics: Affordable Care Act Premiums Guaranteed issue and renewal Individual markets Exclusions Health conditions What It Means To Cover Preexisting Conditions Katie Keith September 11, 2020 Doi: 10.1377/hblog20200910.609967 Sections Tools Add to favorit...

Important notes about California's Affordable Care Act individual mandate to avoid a penalty in 2020.  #ACA Claremont Ch...
09/08/2020
What California Residents Need to Know About the Individual Mandate

Important notes about California's Affordable Care Act individual mandate to avoid a penalty in 2020. #ACA Claremont Chamber of Commerce

2 minute read: As the summer begins to wind down, the events that mark the end of the year draw near. For residents of California, it could be the reality

We hope everyone has a great Labor Day weekend. Given how hot it is, please stay cool and safe.
09/06/2020

We hope everyone has a great Labor Day weekend. Given how hot it is, please stay cool and safe.

As our kids have or are going back to school, here's a piece about how to help them succeed in distance learning.  #COVI...
09/01/2020
Three Ways to Help Your Kids Succeed at Distance Learning

As our kids have or are going back to school, here's a piece about how to help them succeed in distance learning. #COVID Claremont Chamber of Commerce

How can parents support their children at the start of an uncertain school year?

California passed the Mental Health Parity law and now Governor Newsom has 30 days to sign. #mentalhealth Claremont Cham...
09/01/2020
California Legislature Passes Mental Health Parity Law

California passed the Mental Health Parity law and now Governor Newsom has 30 days to sign. #mentalhealth Claremont Chamber of Commerce

California lawmakers cleared a bill for one of the country's strongest mental health parity laws. If signed, it would improve insurance coverage for substance use disorders and addiction.

California Senate bill 855 would require health insurers to cover a broader group of mental illnesses including addictio...
08/31/2020
California Poised to Require Insurers to Cover Addiction and Substance Abuse - Times of San Diego

California Senate bill 855 would require health insurers to cover a broader group of mental illnesses including addiction and substance abuse. "This would make CA the nation's leader on mental health and addiction coverage," said a group co-sponsoring the bill. #healthinsurance #mentalhealth Claremont Chamber of Commerce

Californians could see the most dramatic expansion of mental health and addiction coverage under in decades under a bill moving through the Legislature.

If you or someone you know has had an issue with getting Emergency Room claims paid, please give us a call and we may be...
08/28/2020
Aetna Denies ER Care - Fined by Department of Managed Health Care |

If you or someone you know has had an issue with getting Emergency Room claims paid, please give us a call and we may be able to help. #Aetna #emergencyroom Claremont Chamber of Commerce

Aetna denies ER claims repeatedly and incorrectly and is fined $500,000 by the California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC).

This LA Times article which includes our case against Glenhaven Healthcare discusses COVID-19 liability issues. The issu...
08/27/2020
Workers and customers are catching COVID-19. Should businesses escape blame?

This LA Times article which includes our case against Glenhaven Healthcare discusses COVID-19 liability issues. The issue is that some businesses, like Glenhaven, are not taking sufficient actions to protect residents, employees and customers. #COVID19 Claremont Chamber of Commerce

Businesses fear they'll be blamed for COVID-19's spread. They're fighting for measures to protect them from lawsuits over infections, hospitalizations and deaths.

The Affordable Care Act protects people with ACA-compliant coverage (like plans sold by Covered California) who have pre...
08/25/2020
Loopholes in Gardner Bill Allow Denial of Insurance Coverage to Those With Pre-Existing Conditions

The Affordable Care Act protects people with ACA-compliant coverage (like plans sold by Covered California) who have pre-existing conditions. Some in the Senate are proposing legislation that does not have this protection. #AffordableCareAct Claremont Chamber of Commerce

Insurance companies would take advantage of loopholes in Gardner's bill to avoid covering people with pre-existing conditions, say experts.

Some helpful tips on how to protect your home from wildfire smoke. #wildfire Claremont Chamber of Commerce
08/23/2020
Protecting Your Home From Wildfire Smoke

Some helpful tips on how to protect your home from wildfire smoke. #wildfire Claremont Chamber of Commerce

Barred from gyms, schools and sporting events by COVID-19 restrictions, then forced indoors by wildfires, Bay Area residents are coping with yet another health threat: smoke leaking into their homes. Sealing windows and doors, cleaning the air with air purifiers or filters, creating indoor space clo...

Wondering about the risks associated with various activities including kids returning to schools? Here's an interesting ...
08/21/2020
Measure the risk of airborne COVID-19 in your office, classroom, or bus ride

Wondering about the risks associated with various activities including kids returning to schools? Here's an interesting model. #COVID19 Claremont Chamber of Commerce

Can kids go back to crowded schools? Is it safe to eat dinner with friends? Use this mathematical model to help provide some clues.

Uber and Lyft have been fighting the CA directive to classify drivers (gig workers) as employees and provide benefits. T...
08/18/2020
Uber and Lyft Consider Franchise-Like Model in California

Uber and Lyft have been fighting the CA directive to classify drivers (gig workers) as employees and provide benefits. The companies appear to be seeking an alternate franchise-like solution. #employeebenefits Claremont Chamber of Commerce https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/18/technology/uber-lyft-franchise-california.html

Under pressure to classify their freelance drivers as employees, the ride-hailing companies are discussing another option.

Do you have an issue with your health insurance but don’t know if it makes sense to reach out to an attorney? Navigating...
08/14/2020
When is the Right Time to Hire a Health Insurance Lawyer? | Scott Glovsky

Do you have an issue with your health insurance but don’t know if it makes sense to reach out to an attorney? Navigating insurance policies is difficult and most are confusing. These FAQs can help you understand why and when to speak with a health insurance attorney. #healthinsurance Claremont Chamber of Commerce

When a health insurance company breaks its promise and acts in bad faith, it may be time to hire a health insurance denial attorney. Read on our blog.

In 2007 one of my clients was featured in Michael Moore's movie "Sicko" about the American healthcare system. Fortunatel...
08/11/2020
Perspective | I sold Americans a lie about Canadian medicine. Now we’re paying the price.

In 2007 one of my clients was featured in Michael Moore's movie "Sicko" about the American healthcare system. Fortunately she survived her ordeal. In this article, a former Cigna executive explains how the insurance industry tried to discredit the film. He starts, "In my prior life as an insurance executive, it was my job to deceive Americans about their health care. I misled people to protect profits." Claremont Chamber of Commerce

We still believe our system is superior, despite all evidence to the contrary.

Time for a rebate? The Affordable Care Act caps the amount of profits health insurance companies can keep for non-health...
08/09/2020
Major U.S. Health Insurers Report Big Profits, Benefiting From the Pandemic

Time for a rebate? The Affordable Care Act caps the amount of profits health insurance companies can keep for non-healthcare expenses. #AffordableCareAct Claremont Chamber of Commerce

Consumers are probably entitled to millions of dollars in rebates under Obamacare rules that cap companies’ profits.

Good news. While we never like to see an increase, 2021 will see the smallest increase ever in California health insuran...
08/05/2020
California Health Insurance Rates Increase Slightly for 2021

Good news. While we never like to see an increase, 2021 will see the smallest increase ever in California health insurance rates. #healthcare Claremont Chamber of Commerce

Individual health insurance premiums in California will go up 0.6% next year

In our 4th month of COVID-19, this article has some helpful tips on dealing with uncertainty.  #COVID19 Claremont Chambe...
07/31/2020
Seven Ways to Cope with Uncertainty

In our 4th month of COVID-19, this article has some helpful tips on dealing with uncertainty. #COVID19 Claremont Chamber of Commerce

What should we do when everything feels so out of control?

Good news. Covered California has extended the enrollment period for health insurance to the end of August 2020. #COVID1...
07/30/2020
California to Give Consumers More Time to Sign Up for Health Care Coverage by Extending Special-Enrollment Deadline During COVID-19 Pandemic, Covered California Reports

Good news. Covered California has extended the enrollment period for health insurance to the end of August 2020. #COVID19 #healthinsurance Claremont Chamber of Commerce

California to Give Consumers More Time to Sign Up for Health Care Coverage by Extending Special-Enrollment Deadline During COVID-19 Pandemic, Covered California Reports

It is tragic that some companies are giving employees a choice of signing a COVID-19 liability waiver or of losing their...
07/28/2020
Employers Require COVID Liability Waivers as Conflict Mounts Over Workplace Safety

It is tragic that some companies are giving employees a choice of signing a COVID-19 liability waiver or of losing their jobs. #COVID19

While Congress negotiates liability protection for reopening businesses as part of its latest pandemic bailout package, some employers are already requiring workers to sign waivers agreeing not to …

Do you know someone who is having difficulties with their health insurance company and is thinking of looking for an att...
07/27/2020
How To Select a Lawyer to Sue My Health Insurance Company | California

Do you know someone who is having difficulties with their health insurance company and is thinking of looking for an attorney to help? This article gives advice on how to search for, evaluate and select a health insurance lawyer. #healthinsurance Claremont Chamber of Commerce

Everything you need to know to search for, evaluate, and select a health insurance lawyer or medical insurance attorney in Los Angeles.

With the number of people we've lost in nursing homes recently, who would have thought that not all nursing home inspect...
07/24/2020
As coronavirus ravaged nursing homes, inspectors were not being tested

With the number of people we've lost in nursing homes recently, who would have thought that not all nursing home inspectors were being tested for COVID-19? #COVID19

State inspectors worry they could be unwittingly spreading coronavirus from nursing home to nursing home while doing their jobs.

I am sad that my friend and amazing attorney John Naizby passed away. I was fortunate to interview John on my Trial Lawy...
07/22/2020
Trial Lawyer Talk, Episode 32: John Naizby |

I am sad that my friend and amazing attorney John Naizby passed away. I was fortunate to interview John on my Trial Lawyer Talk podcast in 2017. Learn about John and how he found comfort and a sense of purpose in helping others. #triallawyertalk

In this Trial Lawyer Talk, CT attorney John Naizby tells Scott about how he finds comfort and a sense of purpose in helping others.

Have you had issues getting reimbursed for out-of-network mental health providers? We can help you navigate the system. ...
07/21/2020
My Insurance Company Owed Me Almost $1,500 for Out-of-Pocket Therapy. Why Wouldn't It Pay?

Have you had issues getting reimbursed for out-of-network mental health providers? We can help you navigate the system. #mentalhealth #healthinsurance #medicalreimbursement Claremont Chamber of Commerce

My health insurance company, Blue Shield of California, didn't pay my out-of-network claims for months and I’m not alone. Here’s what it means for mental health parity.

Health care and its future has never been more important than today. Please be careful to read the fine print of any pol...
07/20/2020
Azar Says Federal Law Had Preexisting Conditions Covered Before ACA. Not So Much. | Physician's Weekly

Health care and its future has never been more important than today. Please be careful to read the fine print of any policy you sign up for. Covered California plans adhere to the Affordable Care Act and cover preexisting conditions. Plans before the ACA did not necessarily cover preexisting conditions. #ACA

Azar Says Federal Law Had Preexisting Conditions Covered Before ACA. Not So Much. Jul 17, 2020 One of the most popular features of the Affordable Care Act is its guarantee of insurance coverage — at no greater cost — for people with preexisting health conditions. Thus, even as the Trump administ...

Here's a story from KCRW public radio on the current state of nursing homes in California. Our client Jackie Saldana who...
07/17/2020
LA nursing homes were a hotbed for COVID-19. Now they face a new reality

Here's a story from KCRW public radio on the current state of nursing homes in California. Our client Jackie Saldana who lost her father in the Glenhaven Healthcare nursing home is interviewed in the story. #COVID19 #nursinghome Claremont Chamber of Commerce

Denise Hovsepian says she is not sure if she will ever be able to hold her mother’s hand again. Her mother lives at the Ararat Nursing Facility in Mission Hills.

Information is critical, especially in the middle of a pandemic. What is the role of the CDC?  #COVID
07/15/2020
Trump Administration Strips C.D.C. of Control of Coronavirus Data

Information is critical, especially in the middle of a pandemic. What is the role of the CDC? #COVID

Hospitals have been ordered to bypass the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and send all patient information to a central database in Washington, raising questions about transparency.

Our new Trial Lawyer Talk podcast episode was recorded on Juneteenth. Genie Harrison, the President-Elect of CAALA, disc...
07/10/2020
Trial Lawyer Talk Ep. 63: Genie Harrison |

Our new Trial Lawyer Talk podcast episode was recorded on Juneteenth. Genie Harrison, the President-Elect of CAALA, discusses a racially charged case where she fought the city of Los Angeles on behalf of a black firefighter. #triallawyertalk Claremont Chamber of Commerce

In this Trial Lawyer Talk, Genie Harrison discusses a racially charged case where she fought the city of Los Angeles on behalf of a black firefighter.

We are fortunate during this very sad time that members of our community are supporting us with free resources. This eve...
07/09/2020
The Global Mindfulness Summit

We are fortunate during this very sad time that members of our community are supporting us with free resources. This event, The Global Mindfulness Summit, offers very powerful speakers on the topic of bringing mindfulness to everything from work and family to issues of justice and racism.

A free online event brought to you by Wisdom 2.0. Learn from some of the most respected mindfulness leaders from across the globe, exploring everything from mindfulness in business to mindfulness in education.

Learn updated information on health insurance company COVID-19 benefits of companies including Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross,...
07/08/2020
Updated Health Insurance COVID-19 Benefits |

Learn updated information on health insurance company COVID-19 benefits of companies including Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield of California, Health Net, Kaiser Permanente and more. #COVID19 Claremont Chamber of Commerce

Updated health insurance company COVID-19 benefits from companies including Aetna, Blue Shield, Anthem Blue Cross, Cigna, Kaiser Permanente, and others.

Do you know that volunteering helps boost your mental health? Claremont Chamber of Commerce
07/07/2020
How Volunteering Can Help Your Mental Health

Do you know that volunteering helps boost your mental health? Claremont Chamber of Commerce

According to new research, people become happier over time after they start volunteering.

07/06/2020
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COVID 19 brought some undesirable changes to nursing home reporting requirements. Some of these changes meant a lack of oversight of the facilities. For example, they had a waiver for reporting their staffing numbers and many have been operating understaffed. Nursing homes must now report their staffing numbers. Claremont Chamber of Commerce

Have a safe and healthy 4th of July!
07/04/2020

Have a safe and healthy 4th of July!

07/01/2020
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without breaking confidentiality , can you tell me what the status of Gillen Washington v Aetna is?