NU Online News Service, Oct. 19, 2004, 4:15 EDT

UICI says that a U.S. district court had approved its recently announced settlement of a class-action suit involving its health insurance products.[@@]

The lawsuit had challenged the relationship between UICI, Dallas, and membership associations that offer the company’s health insurance products to their members.

The settlement was approved by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.