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Health Plans’ Obamacare Pay Claims Will Proceed as Class Action

June 23, 2022, 4:38 PM

Self-administered, self-insured employee health and welfare benefit plans can proceed as a class in a suit to recover millions paid into an Obamacare program that arguably didn’t apply to them, a federal claims court said.

Over 600 such plans contributed to the Affordable Care Act’s transitional reinsurance program during the 2014 benefit year, and they share common claims against the government, the US Court of Federal Claims said in certifying the class.

The transitional reinsurance program required all health insurers and third-party administers of group health plans to make payments to an applicable reinsurance entity for the first three years ...