Sutter Health Self-Funded Settlement

Settlement: California Sutter Health Settlement – UFCW & Employers Benefit Trust v. Sutter Health et al., case number CGC 14-538451

Settlement Fund: $575,000,000.00

Case Synopsis: UEBT and the California Attorney General (collectively, “Plaintiffs”) alleged that defendants violated California antitrust and unfair competition laws by including provisions in their contracts with major health insurance companies that restricted price competition defendants and other general acute care hospitals and other providers in Northern California. This resulted in self-funded payors being overcharged for general acute hospital services and ancillary products.

Eligibility Requirements: The settlement fund will benefit and release the claims of all self-funded payors that are (1) citizens of California or arms of California and (2) compensated Sutter Health for general acute care or ancillary products. For the purpose of California citizenship, one is a class member if they were organized under California law or were headquartered or had their principal place of business in California when the case was filed on April 7, 2014.