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GEICO Underpayment of PIP Providers Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

This settlement resolves a class action about payouts for personal injury protection (PIP) insurance in Florida, against GEICO General Insurance Company, GEICO Indemnity Company, GEICO Casualty Company, and Government Employees Insurance Company. The complaint alleged that GEICO improperly interpreted the term “Billed Amount” in policy language and therefore underpaid providers and therefore only paid 80% of the amount in the claim.

Docket Number:

19-61422-CIV-CANNON/Hunt

Company: Geico General Insurance Company

Filing Deadline: November 28, 2022

Class Period: May 7, 2014 to May 31, 2022

Objection Deadline: August 15, 2022

Exclusion Deadline: August 15, 2022

Final Approval Hearing: December 2, 2022

Proof of Purchase:

You must provide your insurance claim number.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you
- Are a Florida healthcare provider who holds an assignment of benefits of a GEICO insurance policy from an individual insured by one of the above GEICO companies, and
- Pursuant to that assignment, you submitted a claim for reimbursement of no-fault benefits to one of the above GEICO companies during the applicable class period below, for a charge in an amount less than the schedule of maximum charges in the Florida PIP statute (Section 627.736(5)(a)1., Florida Statutes), and
- The GEICO company used the reason code “BA” to make payment on your Explanation of Benefits or Explanation of Review, and
- The GEICO company paid you 80% of the amount charged for the claim.

The class periods for the various companies are as follows:
- GEICO Indemnity Company: between June 15, 2017 and May 31, 2022
- GEICO General Insurance Company: between May 7, 2014 and May 31, 2022
- GEICO Casualty Company: between June 15, 2017 and May 31, 2022
- Government Employees Insurance Company – June 15, 2017 through May 31, 2022.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Benefits include the following:
- Readjustment Payment: 20% of the amount billed
- Enhanced Relief/Interest: 10% of the additional amount paid
- Submission Compensation: $9 per valid claim submitted
For further information, see the Notice at https://www.flbilledamountsettlement.com/admin/api/connectedapps.cms.extensions/asset?id=0ab72d3d-dd36-4dcd-b676-910dab186980&languageId=1033&inline=true.

Total Settlement Amount: Estimated at $25,000,000 to $30,000,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

Unknown

Law Firms:
Hilgers Graben, PLLC
Zebersky Payne LLP

Claim Form: GEICO Underpayment of PIP Providers Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Randy Rosenberg, D.C., P.A. aao Danielle Russell v. GEICO General Insurance Company, et al.

Settlement Website: GEICO Underpayment of PIP Providers Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
JND Legal Administration

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Rosenberg v. GEICO General Insurance Company
c/o JND Legal Administration
PO Box 91222
Seattle, WA 98111
info@FLBilledAmountSettlement.com
855-606-0783

Tags: Auto Insurance, Incomplete payment of benefits due, Insurance, PIP Coverage