Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
PacifiCare Health Systems
Current Parent Company: 
UnitedHealth Group
Penalty: 
$87,300,000
Year: 
2002
Date: 
April 12, 2002
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act
Violation Description: 

PacifiCare Health Systems agreed to pay the United States $87.3 million to settle allegations that it and its predecessor companies violated the False Claims Act with respect to claims submitted to the Office of Personnel Management.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Minnesota
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
healthcare services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
insurance; managed care
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Parent company note: 
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