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This website has been established to provide information regarding a proposed settlement in four lawsuits against Anthem Blue Cross. During the Affordable Care Act’s (“ACA”) first designated enrollment period between October 1, 2013 and March 31, 2014 (“2014 Open Enrollment Period”), Anthem offered new ACA-compliant individual and family Preferred Provider Organization (“PPO”) and Exclusive Provider Organization (“EPO”) plans to consumers for sale through and outside of the Covered California health insurance exchange. The Lawsuits claim that Anthem misrepresented that specific physicians and hospitals were available under the ACA-compliant health service plans when they were not, and concealed and failed to disclose that the new ACA plans were limited to a much narrower provider network than other plans. The Lawsuits also allege that Anthem sent incorrect ID cards, or failed to send ID cards, to members. Anthem denies any wrongdoing related to the claims in the Lawsuits.


SETTLEMENT UPDATE: JANUARY 16, 2018

On December 1st, 2017 the Settlement Administrator mailed Determination letters to class members whose Claims were reviewed and determined to be invalid. 

If you objected to the Settlement Administrator’s conclusion, you could seek and obtain review from Justice Edward Panelli by sending written notice to the Settlement Administrator with a copy to all Counsel.  The objection should only have stated the fact that the party objected and should have included the Settlement Administrator’s conclusion and a copy of the claim form at issue. 

The deadline to submit an Objection to the Determination of your Claim was January 2nd, 2018. This deadline has passed.


SETTLEMENT UPDATE: DECEMBER 1, 2017

Between October 13, 2017 and October 23, 2017, the Settlement Administrator caused to be mailed the first wave of claim form checks. One more group of checks is scheduled to be mailed before the end of January 2018.

Please note: If you received an October 2017 issued payment, you have 120 days (or by February 20, 2018) to cash or deposit your check. If you need a check reissue for any reason, your reissue request must be received by the Settlement Administrator before February 20, 2018. To request a reissue, please mail your request, with the voided check to: Felser Settlement Administrator, P.O. Box 2509, Faribault, MN 55021-9509. For any additional questions please visit the Commonly Asked Questions page. 


SETTLEMENT UPDATE: FEBRUARY 22, 2017

Between November 28, 2016 and December 7, 2016, the Settlement Administrator caused to be mailed claim forms and auto payments to class members. All timely claim forms have been received and are being reviewed by the Settlement Administrator. Please be patient as this process takes time.

Please note: If you received a December 2016 issued payment, you have 120 days (or by April 6, 2017) to cash or deposit your check. If you need a check reissue for any reason, your reissue request must be received by the Settlement Administrator on or before April 6, 2017. To request a reissue, please mail your request, with the voided check to: Felser Settlement Administrator, P.O. Box 2509, Faribault, MN 55021-9509. For any additional questions please visit the Commonly Asked Questions page. 


SETTLEMENT UPDATE: NOVEMBER 10, 2016

On August 19, 2016, the Hon. Elihu M. Berle, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge, entered an order granting final approval of the class action settlement in the Anthem Blue Cross Affordable Care Act Cases.  A copy of the Court's order can be viewed and downloaded from the Court Documents link. 

The Effective Date of the Settlement was October 31, 2016. Settlement distributions and claim forms will be mailed to Settlement Class Members by December 14, 2016.


If you were enrolled in an individual or family Anthem Blue Cross of California (“Anthem”) health plan in 2014, you may be entitled to a payment

under a class action settlement.

• A settlement will provide payments to California residents who were enrolled in individual and family Anthem plans and received medical services from a potentially misrepresented out-of-network professional in 2014.

• The settlement resolves lawsuits over Anthem’s marketing and/or sale of Affordable Care Act (“ACA”)-compliant individual and family health plans. If you received medical services from a potentially misrepresented out-of-network professional in 2014 for which Anthem has a record, you will automatically receive a payment. You may also submit a claim for any additional payments you made for potentially misrepresented out-of-network professional services in 2014 for which Anthem has no record.

 

 YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT

DO NOTHING

If you received services from a potentially misrepresented out-of-network professional in 2014 (as described in Question 6 of the Commonly Asked Questions) and Anthem has a record of this service, you will automatically receive payment (in the form of a check).


If you received services from the out-of-network professional in 2014 and Anthem does not have a record of this service and you do nothing, you will get no payment. Also, you will not be able to bring a lawsuit against Anthem about the legal claims in this lawsuit.

SUBMIT A

CLAIM FORM

If you received services from a potentially misrepresented out-of-network professional in 2014 (as described in Question 6 of the Commonly Asked Questions) and Anthem does not have a record of this service, you must submit a claim form to seek a payment. Once the settlement is approved by the Court, Anthem will mail you a claim form. You will then have 30 days to complete and return the claim form to the address provided in order to get a payment.

EXCLUDE YOURSELF

(“Opt-Out”)

 

 

Get no payment or other benefits under this settlement. This is the only option that allows you to ever be part of any other lawsuit against Anthem relating to the legal claims in this lawsuit and the only option through which you can seek a recovery for any damages other than the cost of the out-of-network treatment (such as for personal injuries or emotional distress) based on these claims. The deadline to opt out is July 5, 2016.

OBJECT

You may write to the Court about why you do not like the settlement. The deadline to submit an objection is July 5, 2016.

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Disclaimer

Please do not contact either Anthem Blue Cross or the Court with questions about this Settlement. Any and all callers will be directed to this website. If you have questions, please refer to the Commonly Asked Questions and the other information posted here or contact the Settlement Administrator by writing to: Felser Settlement Administrator, P.O. Box 2508, Faribault, MN 55021-9508.
 
This site is not operated by Anthem Blue Cross. This class action Settlement is supervised by the Court and is administered by an administration firm that handles all aspects of claims processing. Anthem Blue Cross is not authorized to respond to questions from members of the Settlement Class regarding the Settlement.

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