On November 8, 2018, the Court granted final approval of the Settlement. At this time, it is expected that payments to all Class Members that have submitted valid Claims will be mailed on March 4, 2019.
If you filed a claim but your claim was denied, or if you disagree with the amount of your Settlement Check, you have a right to appeal this decision. To appeal this decision, please complete the Appeal Form that was included with your Settlement Check or Denial Letter. A copy of the Appeal Form can also be found here.
If you were enrolled in an individual or family Health Net Preferred Provider Organization (“PPO”) health plan in 2014 and received out-of-network care, you may be entitled to a payment under a class action settlement.
A settlement has been proposed in a lawsuit against Health Net of California, Inc. and Health Net Life Insurance Company (“Health Net”) alleging Health Net misrepresented which medical providers were participating in its individual and family plans’ networks. Under the settlement:
|YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT|
|SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM||The only way to get a payment. The Claims Administrator has mailed claims forms. The deadline to complete and return the claim form has passed.|
|EXCLUDE YOURSELF (“Opt-Out”)||You will not receive a payment or other benefits under this settlement. This is the only option that allows you to be part of any other lawsuit against Health Net relating to the legal issues in this Action and the only option through which you can seek a recovery for damages (such as for personal injuries or emotional distress) other than the cost of the out-of-network treatment. The deadline to opt-out has passed.|
|OBJECT||You may write to the Court about why you do not like the settlement. The deadline to Object has passed.|
|DO NOTHING||If you do not submit a claim form and do not Opt-Out, you will receive no payment and you will not be able bring a lawsuit against Health Net about the legal issues in this Action for losses incurred in 2014.|