Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Pacificare Life and Health Insurance Co.
Current Parent Company: 
UnitedHealth Group
Penalty: 
$173,603,750
Year: 
2014
Date: 
June 9, 2014
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
insurance violation
Violation Description: 

Pacificare was ordered to pay $173 million in an Order finding that it failed to handle health insurance claims correctly for customers or providers, leading to a charge of nearly one million violations of the Insurance Code in 20 different categories.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
California Department of Insurance
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
California
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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