www.michiganhospitalpaymentslitigation.com – Shane Group v. BCBSM Settlement

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Michigan Hospital Payments Litigation

  • Provides information to potential claimants in regards to the Shane Group v. BCBSM class action lawsuit
  • Please note the Michigan Hospital Payments Litigation website provides a summary of the Settlement and is provided for informational purposes only at this time
  • At this time all questions should be sent to the Settlement Administrator at (877) 846-0588 or info@MichiganHospitalPaymentsLitigation.com

The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan class action lawsuit was founded based on claims that BCBSM violated federal and state antitrust laws and inflated prices for medical care at certain Michigan hospitals through loop holes in certain contracts with local Michigan General Acute Care Hospitals.  Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan stand by their claim of no wrong doing but have agreed to settle.  The case was heard in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

BCBSM Lawsuit Talking Points

  • Class members are defined as anyone who paid for medical services between January 1, 2006 to June 23, 2014 at any Michigan Hospital
  • The deadline to request exclusion from the Settlement or to object to the Settlement will be 9/24/14
  • A fairness hearing will be held on November 12, 2014 at 2:00 pm
  • November 16, 2014 will be the last day to submit a claim for benefits in order to get PAID
  • The lawsuit is officially recognized as The Shane Group, Inc. v. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Case No. 2:10-cv-14360
  • The case targets 70 general acute care hospitals in Michigan
  • A stunning $29,990,000 Settlement Fund has been developed by BCBSM

The Michigan Hospital Payments Litigation website provides all the needed court documents to include the claim form, settlement agreement, motion for preliminary approval and the consolidated amended complaint.  Class members who made smaller payments to the hospitals in question may receive up to $40.  Members who paid a large amount will receive higher amounts based on a variety of factors that will be determined by:

  1. Which general acute care hospital(s) in Michigan the Class Member paid
  2. The amounts paid to the hospital(s) from January 1, 2006 through June 23, 2014
  3. Which insurer paid the hospital, provided the insurance coverage, or administered the self-insured plan

All settlement monies will be mailed to members in the form of a check once the court has approved the settlement and all appeals are heard.  Claim forms can be sent to Settlement Administrator PO Box 3240 Portland, OR 97208-3240.