Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Amerigroup Illinois and Amerigroup Corp
Current Parent Company: 
Anthem
Penalty: 
$225,000,000
Year: 
2006
Date: 
October 31, 2006
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

Amerigroup Illinois and Amerigroup Corp. were found guilty of systematic and extensive Medicaid fraud, by illegally avoiding paying for medical care for pregnant women and people with expensive health conditions while receiving state and federal funds. The companies were initially ordered to pay $144 million; in March 2007 the final was set at $334,365,000. In August 2008 Amerigroup agreed to pay $225 million to settle the matter. The case was also reported by the Justice Department; see the Violation Tracker entry at https://violationtracker.goodjobsfirst.org/violation-tracker/-amerigroup...

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Illinois Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
verdict
Facility State: 
Illinois
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Indiana
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
healthcare services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
insurance; managed care
Notes: 

The proportions that the state, federal government, and whistleblower recieved are not noted.

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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.