If You Paid For Medical Services at a Michigan Hospital from January 1, 2006 to June 23, 2014, You May Be Eligible for Payment.1
There is a Settlement with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (“BCBSM”) concerning its contracts with general acute care hospitals in Michigan. Your legal rights are affected whether you act or do not act. You do not need to be a BCBSM customer to be eligible for the Settlement.
The lawsuit alleges that BCBSM had clauses in its contracts with some Michigan General Acute Care Hospitals that violated federal and state antitrust laws and inflated prices for medical care at certain Michigan hospitals. BCBSM denies all wrongdoing and liability but has concluded that it is in its best interests to settle the litigation to avoid the expense, inconvenience, and interference with ongoing business operations.
You may review the Frequently Asked Questions and the Detailed Notice for more details on who is eligible for benefits under this Settlement and what steps members of the Settlement Class need to take to receive benefits under this Settlement.
On June 7, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit vacated the District Court’s orders sealing various records in the case and approving the settlement, remanding the case back to the District Court for further proceedings on the sealing of court records and approval of the settlement.
On October 11, 2016, Plaintiffs requested that the Court grant preliminary approval of another settlement that is substantially the same as the original settlement. The Court has not yet ruled on Plaintiffs’ request. In the coming weeks and months, additional documents will be posted to this website as they are unsealed.
On April 17, 2018, the Court granted preliminary approval of the proposed settlement. Members of the Settlement Class will be able to file claims from May 27, 2018 to November 3, 2018. Note if you filed a claim under the previous settlement you do not need to file another claim.
This website will be updated periodically with new developments in the Settlement.
1 Capitalized terms have the same meanings as those used in the Settlement Agreement, a copy of which may be found on this website.
NOTICE: This website provides a summary of the Settlement and is provided for informational purposes only. In the event of any discrepancy between the text of this website and the original text upon which it is based, the text of the original document shall prevail.
Questions? Contact the Settlement Administrator at (877) 846-0588 or info@MichiganHospitalPaymentsLitigation.com