United, HIV/AIDS Patients Settle Mail-Order Drug Dispute
Law360, Los Angeles (March 20, 2014, 4:23 PM EDT) -- 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 court on Wednesday.
The plaintiffs, who remained anonymous due to the sensitive nature of the suit, sued the nation’s largest health insurer last year, alleging that the program violates their privacy rights and state and federal statutes, including the Employee Retirement Income Security Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Under the proposed national settlement, United will...
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