UnitedHealth units beat ERISA drug overload claim

By Hannah Albarazi (February 4, 2022, 9:01 PM EST) – A federal judge in Minnesota has launched an ERISA lawsuit alleging that UnitedHealth Group and its subsidiaries overcharged a plan member for prescription drugs, stating in an order no sealed Thursday that the allegations are based on a draft plan summary that contained a “clerical error.”

U.S. District Judge Joan N. Ericksen’s unsealed Dec. 28, 2021, order granted the health care units bid on Thursday granting summary judgment against a 2018 lawsuit filed by plan participant Samantha Sohmer , who claimed she was overcharged $130.53 for prescription drugs in 2016 in violation of the Employees Retirement Income Security Act.

Judge Ericksen found that a sketchy plan from 2016…

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