Bemis v. Auto Owners Settlement

The deadline to submit a claim form has passed so the benefits under the Settlement are no longer available.

The lawsuit was filed February 15, 2005, and concerns PPO discounts taken by Defendant on the class member bills. The lawsuit alleges that Defendant wrongfully reduced payments to preferred providers who treated Illinois workers’ compensation claimants by taking PPO discounts without performing the associated obligation of “preferring” the preferred providers. The lawsuit alleges that Defendant was either not a legitimate PPO payor or, in the alternative, breached its obligation as a PPO payor because there was no financial incentives to motivate Illinois workers’ compensation claimants to seek treatment from the preferred providers.

Defendant has denied and continues to deny all charges of wrongdoing or liability against it arising out of the allegations and claims asserted in the lawsuit. Defendant contends that it was expressly authorized to take all PPO reductions.

DATES TO REMEMBER (All Deadlines Have Passed)

  • The opt out deadline was March 4, 2009
  • The objection deadline was March 4, 2009
  • The claim form deadline was May 23, 2009


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