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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. POGO believes that providing this website will help to improve contracting decisions and increase public knowledge of how the government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year. Read more…

HIV/AIDS Mail-Order Medications Lawsuit

United Healthcare settled a class action lawsuit in which customers with HIV or AIDS objected to being forced to use an in-house mail-order service, instead of local pharmacies, to purchase HIV/AIDS medications. The plaintiffs claimed United Healthcare, OptumRX Inc., Pacificare Life & Health Insurance Company, and UnitedHealth Group required enrollees to purchase their medications from a mail-order pharmacy or pay thousands of dollars or more each month for their medications. The lawsuit alleged the policy was discriminatory because United Healthcare did not have a similar requirement for patients purchasing other medications. Under the settlement, United Healthcare will allow patients with HIV or AIDS to opt out of a requirement that they obtain their medications by mail-order and use in-network retail pharmacies.

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement
3/19/2014
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
UnitedHealth Group $0
Further Information Released
Consumer Watchdog Press Release 3/20/2014
Settlement Agreement 3/19/2014

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database