Cigna, American Specialty Colluded To Charge Plans: Suit

By Adam Lidgett (May 24, 2018, 6:58 PM EDT) -- Cigna and American Specialty Health were hit with a proposed Employee Retirement Income Security Act class action in California federal court on Wednesday, accusing them of colluding to saddle members and plans with the charges American Specialty incurs for processing claims and administering a network on Cigna's behalf.

Jianliang Zhu and Joyce Allen, who are insured by Cigna pursuant to health insurance plans through their private employers, say in their complaint against Cigna Corp., Cigna Health and Life Insurance Co., American Specialty Health Inc. and American Specialty Health Group Inc. that American Specialty was hired by Cigna to build a network of...

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