Bloomberg Law
Aug. 11, 2021, 7:00 PMUpdated: Aug. 12, 2021, 4:44 PM

UnitedHealthcare Inks Settlement Over Mental Health Coverage (4)

Jacklyn Wille
Jacklyn Wille
Legal Reporter
Lydia Wheeler
Lydia Wheeler
Senior Reporter

United Healthcare Insurance Co., United Behavioral Health, and Oxford Health Insurance Inc. will collectively pay more than $15.6 million to settle allegations they violated the federal mental health parity law.

The companies will pay $10 million to resolve claims by government and private litigants, $2.5 million to resolve claims brought by the Labor Department, and $1.1 million for claims brought by the New York attorney general, and over $2 million in penalties, according to two settlement agreements filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

The companies, which administer employer-sponsored health plans, are ...

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