McDonald’s Inadequate COBRA Notice Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

McDonald’s is settling a class action alleging that it did not provide employees leaving the company with adequate notices on how to exercise their rights under the Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA). COBRA was designed to permit employees to continue their group health insurance for a time after they leave the company. The complaint alleged that the McDonald’s COBRA notice did not include an address where COBRA payments were to be sent, did not include a physical election form, and did not identify the plan administrator.

Docket Number:


Company: McDonald’s

Filing Deadline: January 1, 2100

Class Period: December 15, 2017 to February 9, 2021

Objection Deadline: January 15, 2023

Exclusion Deadline: January 15, 2023

Final Approval Hearing: February 8, 2023

Proof of Purchase:

You do not have to provide proof.


You may be eligible if you were a participant or beneficiary of the McDonald’s Corporation Health Plan who, as a result of a qualifying event, received a COBRA notice between December 15, 2017 and February 9, 2021, as shown in McDonald’s records, and who did not elect COBRA.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Equal share of the net settlement amount. Estimated to be $7-$10, depending on other fees and costs to by paid by the settlement.

Total Settlement Amount: $156,782.50

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firm:
Wenzel Fenton Cabassa PA

Case Name: Johnson v. McDonald’s Corporation

Settlement Website: Johnson v. McDonald’s Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
American Legal Claim Services, LLC

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Johnson v. McDonald’s Corporation
c/o Settlement Administrator
PO Box 23680
Jacksonville, FL 32241-3680

Tags: Did Not Provide Adequate Information, Improper COBRA Notice