CIGNA Settlement Information
Alert! The CIGNA settlement expired September 4, 2003.
The following document will help you understand your rights under the CIGNA settlement agreement.
- How the CIGNA settlement agreement helps the physician practice flyer contains a summary of the key business practices mandated in the CIGNA Settlement. Since contracts provided by CIGNA to physicians in its provider network must conform to the Settlement, physicians are encouraged to review their contracts to ensure they are receiving available protections.
Date settlement reached by parties: Sept. 3, 2003
Settlement expiration date: September 4, 2007
Preliminary approval date: September 4, 2003
Final approval date: April 22, 2004
Value of settlements: In excess of $540 million
Retrospective relief:$85 million
- $30 million to Category A Fund
- $40 million to Claims Distribution Fund
- $15 million to Foundation
Prospective relief: $400 million
Questions about the settlement may be directed to Whatley Drake& Kallas, L.L.C., at (866) 809-8003.
Compliance dispute facilitator (CDF)
Deborah J. Winegard
Neubert, Pepe & Monteith, P.C.
195 Church Street, 13th Floor
New Haven, CT 06510
Phone: (404) 607-8222
To learn more about foundations created by the settlements, please go to the Physicians Foundation Web site.
Please see the HMO Settlements Web site for more information regarding the CIGNA Settlement.