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News Story
3/21/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
In a move that could set an industry precedent, UnitedHealthcare settled a national class-action lawsuit by agreeing to allow patients with HIV or AIDS to opt out of a requirement to obtain medications by mail order. Those patients now can obtain their medications from in-network retail pharmacies, which will help protect their privacy, according...
News Story
3/20/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Law360, Los Angeles (March 20, 2014, 4:23 PM ET) -- United Healthcare Insurance Co. has agreed to settle a proposed class action brought by consumers who suffer from HIV/AIDS and say the company’s plan forced them to obtain medications through a mail-order pharmacy in a discriminatory move, according to documents filed in California federal...
News Release
3/20/2014
Posted by Jerry Flanagan
Santa Monica, CA - United Healthcare, the nation’s largest health insurer, will allow patients with HIV or AIDS to “opt-out” of a requirement that they obtain their medications by mail-order under a national class action settlement announced today by Consumer Watchdog and Whatley Kallas, LLP.   Due to the complex nature of...
News Story
8/9/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Law360, Los Angeles (August 09, 2013, 3:46 PM ET) -- A California state judge Friday refused to trim a putative class action accusing Anthem Blue Cross of using “bait and switch” strategies to increase annual deductibles and premiums, ruling that the plaintiffs adequately pled that health plans are services recognized by the Consumer...
News Story
7/23/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Matt Reynolds at Courthouse News Service reports that United Healthcare Insurance subjects thousands of HIV-positive Californians to "potentially life-threatening" delays by making them get their prescription drugs through the mail, a class action claims in Federal Court. John Doe sued United Healthcare Insurance, mail order pharmacy...
Courtroom Case
6/12/2013
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
  United Healthcare, the nation’s largest health insurer, now allows patients with HIV or AIDS to “opt-out” of a requirement that they obtain their medications by mail-order under a national class action settlement announced in May 2014 by Consumer Watchdog and Whatley Kallas, LLP.  Due to the complex nature of HIV/...
News Story
6/11/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Click here to listen to the audio segment of this radio broadcast. California — A California consumer group is suing the nation's largest health insurer for discrimination against HIV / AIDS patients. The class-action suit alleges United Healthcare is breaking the law by requiring patients to get all of their medications by mail order...
News Story
6/11/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The nation's largest health insurance carrier is being sued over its handling of prescriptions for HIV/AIDS patients. Consumer Watchdog is suing UnitedHealthcare, claiming the insurance company is forcing HIV patients to abandon their pharmacies in favor of United's own mail-order prescription service. The group and...
News Story
6/11/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
LOS ANGELES (CN) - United Healthcare Insurance subjects thousands of HIV-positive Californians to "potentially life-threatening" delays by making them get their prescription drugs through the mail, a class action claims in Federal Court. John Doe sued United Healthcare Insurance, mail order pharmacy OptumRx, Pacificare Life and Health...
Video
5/28/2013
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Consumer Watchdog is claiming victory in settlement with Blue Cross regarding delivery of medication for HIV/AIDS patients.