By Jef Feeley
October 5, 2016 — 3:43 PM EDT
- Customers say insurer had secret system to reap excessive fees
- Company demanded ‘clawback’ co-payments from pharmacies
Some UnitedHealth Group Inc. customers claim the health insurer defrauded them by setting up a system that secretly overcharged for prescription drugs.
UnitedHealth customers made co-payments far in excess of the costs of actual drugs, sometimes paying $50 for a drug that cost the insurer less than $15, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Minnesota. Read the full article here.