A major national settlement affecting Individuals, companies and their employees
November 1, 2021
BACKGROUNDPlaintiffs allege that Settling Defendants violated antitrust laws by entering into an agreement not to compete with each other in selling health insurance and administration of Commercial Health Benefit Products in the United States and Puerto Rico, as well as agreeing to other means of limiting competition in the market for health insurance and administration of Commercial Health Benefit Products. Settling Defendants deny all allegations of wrongdoing and assert that their conduct results in lower healthcare costs and greater access to care for their customers.
Who is Eligible?Individuals, Insured Groups (and their employees) or Self-Funded Accounts (and their employees) that purchased or were enrolled in a Blue Cross or Blue Shield (BCBS) health insurance or administrative services plan during one of the two Settlement Class Periods. The Settlement Class Period for Individuals and Insured Groups (and their employees) is from February 7, 2008, through October 16, 2020. The Settlement Class Period for Self-Funded Accounts (and their employees) is from September 1, 2015 through October 16, 2020. Dependents, beneficiaries (including minors), and non-employees are NOT eligible to receive payment.
- The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (“BCBSA”)
- Settling Individual Blue Plans