Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Excellus Health Plan
Current Parent Company: 
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Penalty: 
$775,000
Year: 
2009
Date: 
March 5, 2009
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
consumer protection violation
Violation Description: 

To resolve a case involving allegations of unfair health insurance reimbursement rates, Excellus agreed to pay $775,000 to a qualified nonprofit organization that would establish a new, independent database to help determine fair out-of-network reimbursement rates for consumers throughout the United States.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
New York Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
New York
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
New York
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
non-profit
Major Industry of Parent: 
healthcare services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
health insurance
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Parent company note: 
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