Jan. 23 (Bloomberg) — Humana Inc. was sued by a Missouri man who claimed the insurer raised premiums for him and other customers and then failed to respond to requests to cancel policies, allegedly to increase revenue under the Affordable Care Act in what may be the first such lawsuit.

Hundreds of thousands of people received policy cancellation letters from insurers because their plans didn't meet requirements of the U.S. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that took effect Jan. 1.

The Obama administration in November asked insurance companies to notify consumers that alternatives existed under the health-care law, including options that may have provided them tax credits and required the insurers to describe the ways the canceled plans don't meet the consumer protections required under the law.

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