Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
HealthMarkets, Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
UnitedHealth Group
Penalty: 
$17,100,000
Year: 
2009
Date: 
August 31, 2009
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
consumer protection violation
Violation Description: 

HealthMarkets, Inc., and its subsidiaries, the MEGA Life and Health Insurance and Mid-West National Life Insurance, agreed to pay $13.35 million in consumer relief, $3 million in civil penalties, and $750,000 costs, in settlement of allegations they engaged in unfair and deceptive practices in marketing and administration of health plans sold to small businesses and individuals in Massachusetts.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Massachusetts Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Massachusetts
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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