Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Oxford Health Plans
Current Parent Company: 
UnitedHealth Group
Penalty: 
$166,667
Year: 
2001
Date: 
October 16, 2001
Primary Offense: 
consumer protection violation
Violation Description: 

The New York Attorney announced agreements with six health maintenance organizations that would empower consumers to challenge denials of coverage. The HMOs also agreed to pay a total of $1 million to the state AG's office to cover the cost of the investigation. The announcement did not specify how that cost would be divided among the six plans. Here we assume it was split equally.

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: 
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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