BCBS Appeal Throws Wrench in Settlement
*Note CCC is not a claims administrator, nor can we provide any information on the status of claims. Please do not reach out with questions about a specific claim.
Given there is $2.7B riding on the BCBS Antitrust Settlement, we are on top of this case and are disappointed yet hopeful with the recent appeal. In late September, several objections were filed by a handful of class members and we always knew it could be a possibility with a landmark settlement like this, but attorneys must now fight to overcome these hurdles. On a positive note, attorneys stand to lose quite a bit in fees if they do not resolve this matter, so we are staying optimistic that the appeal will be defeated in 6-8 months max.
In the meantime, what should class members be doing? Well, once you filed a claim, the administrator will reach out with either a claim number or a request for additional information to locate your records. BCBS as you know has different entities that operate across the U.S. and when they settled they all submitted claimant information to the administrator. That means 30+ BCBS entities sent data that could have tens of millions of entries and the administrator had to normalize the data and create a master data set. This is a trickier task than it sounds, and when each BCBS entity stores different information on class members, the mission at hand becomes a nightmare.
CCC has been spending significant time working with the administrator to locate each and every business and individual we filed a claim for. This requires us to locate clients with their name, mailing address, and other contact info the administrator may have in their data. We highly advise everyone who filed a claim on their own to check your email and make sure you are given a claim number from the administrator. If the address you originally submitted does not pull up your information then it is possible they have an old address and you should try to remember all your previous addresses going back to 2008.
As painful as this process may sound, CCC has to do this for dozens of class members that were not initially identified and we are even filing late claims for businesses. If you have questions about the settlement or your claim please reach out to the administrator at info@BCBSsettlement.cominfo@BCBSsettlement.com. If you are a business that wants to file a late claim, but does not know where to start, please sign up below to receive more information about how CCC can help you.