McDonough v. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey/Class Settlement

Welcome to the Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (“Horizon BCBSNJ”) UCR Class Action Settlement website. This website provides you with information regarding the proposed settlement of the Horizon BCBSNJ out-of-network reimbursement class action in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, Case No. 09-00571 (Cathleen McDonough, Barry Helfmann, Psy.D. and the New Jersey Psychological Association, individually and behalf of all other similarly situated individuals, Consolidated Plaintiffs, v. Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc., d/b/a Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey)(the “Actions”). This website provides only a summary of the Settlement and your rights. To review the full Notice or Supplemental Notice click on the documents tab.

Notice of this proposed class action settlement was initially mailed to approximately 2.7 million Horizon subscribers and 25,000 out-of-network providers on or before January 17, 2014. On April 1, 2014, the Court held an initial hearing at which class members objecting to the settlement were permitted to voice their objections to the Court. Shortly before the hearing, the Court was advised that certain providers were not properly notified due to an administrative error. The Court ordered that Supplemental Notice be sent to any Class Member who inadvertently was omitted from the initial mailing list. The deadline for any Class Member receiving the Supplemental Notice to object to or opt out of the Settlement was extended to June 2, 2014.

The Court has scheduled another hearing for June 23, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. If you received the Supplemental Notice and wish to object, opt out, or appear at the hearing, you must follow the directions in the Supplemental Notice or consult the FAQs on this website. You are not required to appear at the hearing.

This website is authorized by the Court, supervised by counsel and controlled by Heffler Claims, the Settlement Administrator approved by the Court. This is the only authorized website for this Settlement.

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Important Documents

Important Dates

  • 6/2/2014
    Objection Deadline for Supplemental Notice.
  • 6/2/2014
    Opt out Deadline for Supplemental Notice
  • 6/23/2014
    Court Hearing