We are unable to answer specific questions regarding the lawsuit, including who is eligible. Certain documents indicate that “government accounts” are not eligible; however according to information on the website certain entities such as school districts and utilities may be eligible. If you or your employees believe you may be a member of the damages class, resources are available through the company managing the class notice process – JND Legal Administration (www.BCBSsettlement.com or (888) 681-1142).
All of your employees that are covered under the Wellmark plan could receive information on this settlement either through USPS or email. They are provided a link to file a claim as well as a unique ID number needed to file their claim if they wish to do so. As stated in the information, they need to file their claim by November 5, 2021.
You can advise employees to use the information shown above and in the settlement, to seek answers to their questions. However if you would like to email your employees and need a consistent response for all employees, we have provided the sample wording below that you might want to use.
Dear (Employee Name)
If you have received an email or mailing regarding a Blue Cross Blue Shield Class Action Settlement, know that this is a legitimate lawsuit and if you received this email with a Unique ID # you do have a right to file a claim if you so choose. The BCBS Settlement Website will provide you with more information and this link will take you direct to the FAQ: https://www.bcbssettlement.com/faq