The following information is not complete and is meant solely for clients of Breaux & Broussard, LLC, dba: Acadiana Benefits Groups. This information is not intended to provide legal advice or specific guidance. For full details regarding the proposed settlement, please visit the official Blue Cross Blue Shield Settlement Website at www.BCBSsettlement.com.
Clients are receiving postcards and emails informing them of a recently announced proposed national class action settlement. Information regarding the proposed settlement is also appearing in television, radio, and online ads.
The first question we are receiving from callers has been, "Is this legitimate or is someone just trying to obtain my information?"
There is a proposed settlement and if you were covered by certain Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance or administrative services plans between February 2008 and October 2020, you may be a Class Member.
The second question - What is this about? (Please visit site for full description and information.) The attorneys representing class members (Plaintiffs) allege that the affiliated BCBS Companies (Settling Defendants) violated antitrust laws by entering into an agreement not to compete with each other and to limit competition among themselves in selling health insurance and administrative services for health insurance. Affiliated BCBS Companies deny all allegations of wrongdoing and assert that their conduct results in lower healthcare costs and greater access to care for their customers. The Court has not decided who is right or wrong. Instead, Plaintiffs and Affiliated Blue Cross Companies have agreed to a Settlement to avoid the risk and cost of further litigation.
IMPORTANT - If you decide to file a claim, please make sure you are visiting the legitimate settlement claim site or contacting the actual Settlement Administrator.
Claim Filing Deadline: November 5, 2021
Phone: 888-681-1142 - www.BCBSsettlement.com
**** Acadiana Benefits Group will only provide information to current clients regarding their EXISTING in-force policies. ****
As part of the claim filing process, you may be asked to provide information regarding past policy numbers and the effective dates of your coverage.
To ensure clients are receiving complete and accurate information ... if you need past policy numbers, member IDs, policy effective dates, etc., clients must contact
Blue Cross Blue Shield of LA Customer Service directly
at 800-495-2583. (Press "0" when asked "what type of caller are you?" You will be asked twice.)
What can you get from the Settlement?
No one knows at this point because the amount a claimant may receive is based on the number of respondents that join the lawsuit as class members. The following numbers do not provide an accurate calculation and are provided for illustrative purposes.
*Assuming all group health plan claimants file, but not considering individual plans or ASO contracts. Adding these elements would further reduce the total award per year per person covered.
Post effective as of 4/20/2021.
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