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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…

Illegal Denial of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Coverage

A federal court in California ruled that UnitedHealth Group subsidiary United Behavioral Health (UBH) illegally denied mental health and substance use disorder coverage to thousands of patients. The court found that UBH used flawed and overly-restrictive internal guidelines in denying coverage claims, and in so doing violated its fiduciary obligations under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), as well the laws of Connecticut, Illinois, Rhode Island and Texas.

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Court Ruling
2/28/2019
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
UnitedHealth Group $0
Further Information Released
Law Firm Press Release 3/5/2019
Court Decision 2/28/2019
Complaint 12/4/2014

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database