Shipley v. First Health

The Lawsuit was filed September 24, 2004. The Lawsuit concerned the operation of preferred provider organization (“PPO”) networks CCN Managed Care, Inc. (“CCN) and First Health Group Corporation (“First Health”).The lawsuit alleged that payments to Illinois healthcare providers who participated in the CCN and First Health PPO Network were improperly reduced in connection with workers’ compensation programs or automobile insurance policies. First Health and CCN have denied these allegations.

On January 4, 2010, an Illinois state court granted final approval of a Settlement in the Lawsuit. However, the benefits provided by the Settlement were not immediately available because a single objector appealed the state court’s decision. On August 23, 2011, the Illinois Appellate Court affirmed the state court’s decision. The Settlement thus became effective on September 27, 2011. All benefits provided by the Settlement are now available. For complete Settlement terms and details about all the benefits available under the Settlement, please see the documents listed below under “Important Documents.”


  • The opt out deadline was April 24, 2009

  • The objection deadline was April 24, 2009

  • As provided by the Settlement, First Health Network expedited termination/reinstatement deadline was December 27, 2011.



Contact Class Counsel, LakinChapman, LLC.:

Mail: 300 Evans Ave, PO Box 229, Wood River, IL

Email: ppo.classaction@lakinchapman.com

Website: www.lakinchapman.com

Phone: 618-254-1127

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