Court approves CIGNA settlement with nonphysician professionals
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted May 16, 2005
A federal judge in April approved a settlement between CIGNA HealthCare and a class of health care professionals other than physicians. The settlement ends litigation in which the practitioners challenged the insurer's payment practices.
The settlement filed in U.S. District Court in Miami calls for CIGNA to establish an $11.5 million fund to allow class members to be compensated for some claims dating back to 1990.
CIGNA reached a class-action settlement with physicians last year, paying doctors about $85 million.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2005/05/16/prbf0516.htm.