Lawsuits take aim at use of AI tools by health insurance companie

The growing use of artificial intelligence by the health insurance industry faces mounting legal challenges,

with patients claiming that insurers are using the technology to wrongly deny coverage for essential medical services.

The complaints, which take aim at health insurers United Healthcare and Humana

have sparked fears that AI's integration in the health insurance sector will drive up coverage claims denials

preventing chronically ill and elderly patients from receiving quality medical care.

A rash of coverage rejections is fueling calls to increase government oversight of the largely unregulated use of AI

use of AI by the health insurance industry

A class-action lawsuit, filed on December 12, alleges that health insurer Humana used an AI model

nHPredict to wrongfully deny medically necessary care for elderly and disabled patients