June 07, 2013
The Blue Cross & Blue Shield Association and Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s Illinois affiliate were sued for allegedly restraining health insurance market competition.
The national association and Health Care Service Corp., which does business as Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, were named in a complaint filed today in federal court in Chicago as a class action, or group lawsuit, on behalf of policyholders from August 2008 to the present.
The plaintiffs seek a court order barring Health Care Service from agreeing with the 37-member association on geographic limits to its operations. They’re also asking for unspecified money damages.