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BCBS of Massachusetts Gets First OK for Mental Health Class Deal

Nov. 30, 2022, 8:42 PM

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Massachusetts Inc. received preliminary federal court approval Wednesday for a class settlement in which it agreed to pay between $5,000 and $88,875 to individual families seeking coverage for their children’s mental health services.

The deal allows more than 200 class members to file claims for either $5,000 or, if they submit the required documentation, up to $88,875 in reimbursement for residential mental health treatments. There’s no cap on the total payments that can be made under the deal, and the insurer’s agreement to pay up to $3.6 million toward the families’ attorneys’ fees won’t ...