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. In November 2020, the court ordered UBH to reprocess an estimated 67,000 claims for coverage that previously were denied.

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of First Court Ruling
Contractors Involved Penalty
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