UPMC Highmark Small Group Health Insurance 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 since 2002, UPMC and Highmark have participated in a conspiracy to reduce competition in the markets for health insurance and certain health care services in Western Pennsylvania in violation of federal antitrust laws. The lawsuit claims this behavior:

1) prevented certain other health care providers and health insurance providers from entering the market;

2) deprived policyholders of small group insurance from other alternatives; and

3) resulted in higher premiums for those who purchased small group health insurance. 

Docket Number:


Company: University of Pittsburg Medical Center

Filing Deadline: January 31, 2017

Class Period: July 1, 2010 to March 21, 2012

Objection Deadline: June 20, 2016

Exclusion Deadline: June 20, 2016

Final Approval Hearing: July 26, 2016

Proof of Purchase:

No proof is required but the claimant ID found in the mailed notice must be entered if filing online. Contact the claims administrator for any concerns.


Your small group is included in the Settlement if it purchased small group health insurance coverage in Western Pennsylvania from, or paid any small group plan premiums (or part of the premiums) to, Highmark Health Insurance Co. between July 1, 2010 and March 21, 2012. 

Typical Settlement Amount:

0.78%-4.44% of total premiums can be recovered, depending on the number of claims submitted.

Total Settlement Amount: $12,500,00

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firms:
Boies Schiller and Flexner LLP
Del Sole Cavanaugh Stroyd LLC
Scott M Hare Esquire
Stone and Magnanini LLP
Stone Law Firm LLC

Claim Form: Sample Claim Form

Case Name: Cole’s Wexford Hotel, Inc. v. UPMC

Settlement Website: Western Pennsylvania Insurance Settlement

Claims Administrator:

Claims Administrator Contact Information:



Western Pennsylvania Insurance Settlement

P.O. Box 2490

Faribault, MN 

Tags: Collusion and Price Fixing