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If your company purchased or were enrolled in a BlueCross BlueShield health insurance or administrative services plan on or after February 7, 2008?  

Your company may be entitled to participate in the BlueCross BlueShield class action settlements.

The Filing deadline is November 5, 2021

Get the case summary by entering the information below.

BlueCross BlueShield Antitrust Class Action Case History

 Several class action lawsuits were filed on behalf of the Subscriber Class and the Provider Class alleging the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association; and Individual Blue Plans from across the United States conspired to restrain trade and monopolize the markets in which they operate in violation of U.S. federal antitrust laws.  At this time, the Subscriber (Plan Participants) Class has entered into a settlement with the Defendants for a total amount of approximately $2.67 billion. The settlement is pending final approval. The settlement funds (less any expenses and fees) will be distributed to the Subscriber Class if and when the Court grants final approval of the settlement and a claims process is completed.

Eligible Class Members

Eligible Class Members are all Individuals, “Insured Groups”and “Self-Funded Accounts”  that purchased, were covered by, or were enrolled in a “Blue-Branded Commercial Health Benefit Product”  sold, underwritten, insured, administered, or issued by any “Individual Blue Plan” (listed in  the “Defendants” section) during the respective class periods:

  • The class period for the fully insured Individuals and Insured Groups is February 7, 2008 through October 16, 2020.
  • The class period for the Self-Funded Accounts is September 1, 2015 through October 16, 2020.

Covered Beneficiaries

Dependents, beneficiaries (including minors), non-employees and “Government Accounts” included in this Subscriber Class. Please note there is a separate litigation against the Defendants, that, if certified, includes as eligible class members acute care hospitals and other healthcare providers in the State of Alabama (additional information regarding this “Provider Class” litigation is available upon request).

Definition of “Defendants”

The Defendants are:
1) Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
2) Individual Blue Plans from across the United States.

See the Definitions below.

The Defendants are: 1) Blue Cross Blue Shield Association; and 2) Individual Blue Plans from across the United States. including *Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama; Premera Blue Cross, which also does business as Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona; USAble Mutual Insurance Company d/b/a Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield; Anthem, Inc., f/k/a WellPoint, Inc. d/b/a Anthem Blue Cross Life and Health Insurance Company, Blue Cross of California, Blue Cross of Southern California, Blue Cross of Northern California, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, and also does business through its subsidiaries or divisions, including, Anthem Health Plans, Inc. d/b/a Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Connecticut, Rocky Mountain Hospital & Medical Service Inc. d/b/a Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Colorado and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nevada, Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. d/b/a Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Indiana, Anthem Health Plans of Kentucky, Inc. d/b/a Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kentucky, Anthem Health Plans of Maine, Inc. d/b/a Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Maine, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Missouri, RightCHOICE Managed Care, Inc., Healthy Alliance Life Insurance Company; HMO Missouri Inc., Anthem Health Plans of New Hampshire d/b/a Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Hampshire, Empire HealthChoice Assurance, Inc. d/b/a Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Community Insurance Company d/b/a Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Ohio, Anthem Health Plans of Virginia, Inc. d/b/a Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wisconsin, and Compcare Health Services Insurance Corporation; California Physicians’ Service d/b/a Blue Shield of California; Highmark Inc. d/b/a Highmark Blue Shield and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and including predecessor Hospital Service Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania f/d/b/a Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania; Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware Inc. d/b/a Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware, Highmark West Virginia Inc. d/b/a Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield West Virginia; CareFirst, Inc. and its subsidiaries or affiliates Group Hospitalization and Medical Services, Inc., CareFirst of Maryland, Inc., and CareFirst BlueChoice, Inc., which collectively d/b/a CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield; Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Inc.; Hawai’i Medical Service Association d/b/a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Hawai’i; Blue Cross of Idaho Health Service, Inc. d/b/a Blue Cross of Idaho; Cambia Health Solutions, Inc., f/d/b/a Regence BlueShield of Idaho, Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon, Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Utah, and Regence Blue Shield (in Washington); Health Care Service Corporation d/b/a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana (including its predecessor Caring for Montanans, Inc.), Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas; Wellmark, Inc. d/b/a Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa; Wellmark of South Dakota, Inc. d/b/a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Dakota; Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, Inc.; Louisiana Health Service & Indemnity Company d/b/a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana; Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Inc.; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan; BCBSM, Inc., d/b/a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi; Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City; Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska; Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc., d/b/a Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey; HealthNow New York, Inc., d/b/a BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York and BlueShield of Northeastern New York; Excellus Health Plan, Inc., d/b/a Excellus BlueCross BlueShield; Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, Inc.; Noridian Mutual Insurance Company d/b/a Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota); Capital BlueCross; Independence Hospital Indemnity Plan, Inc., f/k/a Independence Blue Cross; Triple S-Salud, Inc.; Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island; Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, Inc.; Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont; and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming

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