CHA SHARED SERVICES & CLASS ACTION CAPITAL PARTNERSHIP PORTAL
CHA Shared Services, a subsidiary of the Colorado Hospital Association (CHA), has partnered with Class Action Capital, a market leader in class action settlement claim management.
Class Action Capital is already successfully working with a very large number of hospitals, healthcare facilities, and state hospital associations across the country helping to recover meaningful refunds on their behalf from a number of recent class action settlements.
Many healthcare companies do not have the time, resources or relevant data available in order to file a settlement claim. Class Action Capital will work with you in order to submit a fully comprehensive claim recovery, while minimizing the use of your time, internal resources and the risk of mistake if you were to take on claims management on your own.
Payment Card Interchange Fee Settlement –
On September 18, 2018, a Superseding and Amended Definitive Class Settlement Agreement was filed with the Court. This is a proposed $5.56–$6.26 billion settlement to provide payments to merchants who accepted Visa and MasterCard at any time from January 1, 2004. The terms of this proposed settlement would modify, amend and supersede the Definitive Class Settlement Agreement in which approval was reversed and remanded by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals on June 30, 2016.
If the Court grants preliminary approval to the new settlement, relevant documents, dates, deadlines and other information will be posted on this website. Following preliminary approval, known class members would be mailed a notice about their legal rights and the release of their claims. Information about the settlement would also be published in online media as well as in newspapers, consumer magazines and trade publications.
Potential claimants do not need to sign up with a third-party service in order to participate in any monetary relief as no-cost assistant will be available from the Class Administrator and Class Counsel during the claims filing period. However, claim forms and payments are not available at this time. If the Court grants final approval and any appeals are resolved, the Court will approve a claim form and set a claim deadline. Updates about the settlement can be found on the official court-authorized settlement website at: https://www.paymentcardsettlement.com/en
Blue Cross Blue Shield Antitrust Settlement –
Who are the defendants?
The defendants include all thirty-six Blue Cross and Blue Shield insurers in the United States and its territories.
Who is eligible to collect under the settlement?
All individual members (excluding dependents and beneficiaries), insured groups (including employees, but excluding non-employee matters), and self-funded accounts (including employees but excluding non-employee members) that purchased, were covered by, or were enrolled in a Blue-Branded Commercial Health Benefit Product sold, underwritten, insured, administered, or insured by any Settling Individual Blue Plan. from February 7, 2008 through October 2020, except for Self-Funded Accounts for whom the class period is September 1, 2015 through October 2020.
Healthcare Subscribers Class
Insured group: A health benefit plan, group account, or employer, including all individual members, sponsors, administrators, and fiduciaries thereof, that purchased, ascribe to, or is covered by commercial health insurance. The class period is February 7, 2008 through October 2020.
Self-Funded account: Any account, employer, health benefit plan, ERISA plan, non-ERISA plan, or group, including all sponsors, administrators, fiduciaries, and individual members thereof, that purchases, is covered by, participates in, or is enrolled in a Self-Funded Health Benefit Plan. The class period is September 1, 2015 through October 2020.
Individual member: A person covered by individual commercial health insurance.
The deadline to file a claim is November 5, 2021.
Healthcare Providers Class
There is also ongoing litigation for Provider Plaintiffs (which includes hospitals, physicians, surgery centers, chiropractors, and other healthcare providers) that allege the Blues reached explicit agreement to divide the United States into “Service Areas” and then to allocate those geographic markets among themselves, free of competition among themselves. Further, the Provider Plaintiffs challenge the agreements reached by the Blues to fix prices for services rendered by healthcare providers through the Blue Card Program. While the Provider Litigation is still ongoing, it is a potential future settlement that hospitals and other providers who contract with BCBS should be aware of as this case may present a substantial recovery opportunity at a later date.