On December 22, 2015, a lawsuit was filed against Coventry Health for implementing a mandatory mail order program for HIV/AIDS specialty medications, contrary to the terms of a settlement agreement and representations made by its parent company, Aetna, Inc. The lawsuit is pending in the Southern District of Florida, and will be posted here shortly
Today in The New York Times is a report Volkswagon intentionally programmed certain diesel Model Year 2009-15 vehicles to violate EPA and California emissions control requirements. Read about what Volkswagon did here
VW Alleged to Have Cheated on Emissions Testing
If you would like to learn more about your legal options if you own or lease one of the affected vehicles, please contact us for more information. Affected diesel models include the 2009-15 Volkswagen Jetta, 2009-15 Beetle, 2009-15 Golf, 2014-15 Passat and 2009-15 Audi A3.
On August 2, 2014, the Court entered an order finally approving the settlement in this action. Assuming no appeals are filed, the following is an updated list of relevant dates:
“Effective Date” – September 3, 2014. This is the date the Settlement becomes effective. Thus, beginning on September 4, 2014, class members can exercise your Exemption Right and thereafter purchase HIV/AIDS Specialty Medications from an in-network pharmacy. You may exercise your Exemption Right on and after that date by calling 1-866-803-8570, or by downloading and submitting the Exemption Form that you will be able to download from www.unitedhivsettlement.com. That form will be available on September 3, 2014. Class members should have their membership number and the name and address of the in-network pharmacy they want to designate to obtain Specialty HIV/AIDS medications.
Exemption Notice Letter To Be Mailed No Later Than: October 3, 2014. The notice letter will provide several options to exercise the right to an exemption from the OptumRx mail order program for HIV/AIDS Specialty Medications, as well as provide a date when an on-line exemption option will be made available.
Last Date to file claim form for individual out-of pocket costs (see full settlement notice for more details): November 14, 2014