Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Premera Blue Cross
Current Parent Company: 
Premera Blue Cross
Penalty: 
$74,000,000
Year: 
2020
Date: 
March 2, 2020
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
privacy violation
Violation Description: 

Under the Settlement, Premera has agreed to establish a $32 million Qualified Settlement Fund to (1) pay for credit monitoring services and identity theft insurance, (2) provide cash payments to Class Members for reimbursement of certain documented out-of-pocket losses and up to $20 per hour for up to twenty hours for time spent addressing or remedying issues plausibly traceable to the Security Incident, (3) provide cash payments of up to $50 as alternative settlement compensation to Class Members who do not make claims for out-of-pocket losses, (4) provide cash payments of up to $50 to qualifying Class Members as compensation under the California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act ("CMIA"), and (5) pay for the costs of the settlement administration, court-approved attorneys' fees and expenses, and service awards for named Plaintiffs. In addition, Premera has agreed to spend $42 million over the next three years on enhanced security measures.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
private litigation
Court: 
District of Oregon
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Case ID: 
3:17cv1648
Case Name: 
Imbler et al v. Premera Blue Cross
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
settlement
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Washington
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
non-profit
Major Industry of Parent: 
financial services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
insurance
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Parent company note: 
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