WEST VIRGINIA HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION AND CLASS ACTION CAPITAL PARTNERSHIP PORTAL
WVHA, through West Virginia Health Services, has partnered with Class Action Capital, a market leader in class action settlement claim management. Class Action Capital is already successfully working with a 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 and 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.
Blue Cross Blue Shield Settlements –
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.
Payment Card Antitrust Litigation $5.54 Billion
This settlement resolves allegations that VISA, MasterCard and their issuing banks violated the law by charging excessive interchange fees to merchants. The settlement received final approval on December 13, 2019 and the settlement fund is approximately $5.54 billion. Your organization is likely eligible for a refund if you accepted VISA or MasterCard branded credit or debit cards as a form of payment between January 1, 2004 – January 25, 2019.
Claim forms are available beginning December 1, 2023, when they will be delivered and available online. Class members need not sign up for a third-party service in order to participate in any monetary relief. No-cost assistance is available from the Class Administrator and Class Counsel during the claims-filing period. Class members may visit www.paymentcardsettlement.com, the Court-approved website for this case for additional information. The claim filing deadline is May 31, 2024.