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Health Insurers Accused Of Reimbursement Fraud

Law360 (May 1, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A proposed class action accuses some of the U.S.' largest health insurance companies, including UnitedHealth Group Inc. and its Ingenix Inc. subsidiary, of defrauding consumers over “out-of-network” reimbursement rates.

The suit, filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, proposes a class of all persons who received unlawfully depressed reimbursements from defendants for out-of-network services from as early as Jan. 1, 2004 and continuing through the present.

The consumer complaint names UnitedHealth, Ingenix, Oxford Health Plans, Aetna Inc., Cigna Corp., Empire BlueCross...
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