Blue Cross and Blue Shield Companies Reach an Agreement in Subscriber Multi-District Litigation

CHICAGO – October 30, 2020 – Today, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies reached an agreement to settle a legal dispute challenging elements  of Blue Cross Blue Shield Association licensing agreements. We reject claims plaintiffs made in the lawsuit. However, to reach a settlement, we’ve agreed to make some operational changes and provide payment to members of the class involved in the case. Settling now is the right action at the right time because it allows us to remain focused on the goal we’ve had for more than 90 years: improving access to quality healthcare for all Americans and the health of our local communities.

Regardless of today’s settlement, Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies remain strong, and the exceptional services and capabilities they provide will continue. We will continue to lead the industry with healthcare solutions designed to improve the health of our members.

Once class notice is distributed, Plaintiffs will be administering a website that includes information regarding the terms of the settlement.
 

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The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association is an association of 36 independent, locally operated Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield companies.