Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Health Net Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Centene
Penalty: 
$8,800,000
Year: 
2009
Date: 
February 11, 2009
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
consumer protection violation
Violation Description: 

To resolve a lawsuit alleging that it unlawfully rescinded coverage of patients after they filed claims, Health Net agreed to pay a penalty of $2 million, provide $6.3 million in compensation to policyholders and make $500,00 in charitable contributions.

Level of Government: 
local
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Los Angeles (CA) City Attorney
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
California
Facility County: 
Los Angeles
Facility City: 
Los Angeles
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Missouri
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
healthcare services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
managed care
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.