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October 17, 2016

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.