HealthExtras Benefits Class Action Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

The plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburg, a subsidiary of AIG, were responsible for selling and underwriting group insurance to consumers who allegedly were not members of a group eligible under state law to receive such insurance, falsely and deceptively advertised such insurance, and collected excessive premiums or fees. 

Docket Number:


Company: American International Group

Filing Deadline: March 31, 2017

Objection Deadline: February 10, 2017

Exclusion Deadline: March 10, 2017

Final Approval Hearing: April 10, 2017

Proof of Purchase: Eligibility:

You are eligible for a settlement if you paid for or received any benefits or memberships from or relating to any Benefits Programs. “Benefits Programs” include

  • (1) the “HealthExtras Catastrophic Accidental Disability Program,” the “HealthExtras Benefits Program,” the “American Express Accident Disability Plan,” the “Catastrophic Accident Plan,” and the “Accident Protection Plan,” as well as
  • (2) any benefits program or memberships offering any type of disability, dismemberment, casualty, emergency accident and sickness medical expense benefit, or travel insurance, marketed or administered by HealthExtras, J.C. Penny Life Insurance Company, Stonebridge Life Insurance Company, or American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc., among other financial institutions, or
  • (3) that used the trade name “HealthExtras,” including any such program endorsed by Christopher Reeve, provided, however, that “Benefits Program” does not include benefits programs or memberships received as an employee of HealthExtras, Inc. or Catalyst Health Solutions, Inc. 
Typical Settlement Amount:

The HealthExtras Settlement Class will receive 75% of the settlement (after fees) and it will be distributed on a pro rata basis depending on how many claims are filed. The Distributable Settlement Class will receive 25% of the settlement and it will also be distributed on a pro rata basis.

Total Settlement Amount: $15,000,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firms:
Aughtman Law Firm LLC
Golomb & Honik
Hemmings and Stevens PLCC

Claim Form: Submit a Claim

Case Name: Giercyk v. National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, PA et al.

Settlement Website: HealthExtras Settlement

Claims Administrator:
Heffler Claims Group

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

HealthExtras Settlement
Settlement Administrator
c/o Heffler Claims Group
P.O. Box 60167 
Philadelphia, PA 19102 
(844) 245-3767 

Tags: Deceptive Insurance Practices, Insurance, Unfair Services