Blue Cross Blue Shield Settlement

Blue Cross Blue Shield Settlement

In October, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association reached a $2.67 billion settlement in a class-action antitrust lawsuit. If you were covered by any Blue Cross self-funded plan, including Auburn University’s self-funded health plan, from Sept. 1, 2015 through Oct. 16, 2020, you may be eligible for a settlement payment.

Additional information, including frequently asked questions, is available on the Blue Cross Blue Shield Settlement website and also posted below. 

Both individual employees and Auburn University’s self-funded health plan are considered part of the settlement class and are eligible to file a claim. Although the university cannot provide legal advice or representation to employees regarding individual claims, below is some information you may find helpful.

What Should I Know about Filing a Claim?

  • You must submit a valid claim online at, or it must be postmarked by mail no later than Nov. 5, 2021.

  • Only the contract holder is eligible to receive payment. Non-contract holders, which may include spouses and dependents, beneficiaries, and other non-employees, are not part of the settlement class and are not eligible to receive payment.

  • Claim forms and additional information are available or you may request them by calling 888-681-1142.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will AU file on behalf of eligible employees?No, employees must file a claim on their own to be eligible for payment.

  • Do individual employees have to file a claim?No, filing a claim is voluntary. However, individual employees will be excluded from receiving any settlement payment unless a claim is filed by the Nov. 5 deadline.

  • Do I need to collect and submit premium/administrative fee data to submit a claim?No, but you have the option to do so. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama has produced premium and administrative fee data as maintained in the normal course of business, and the Settlement Claims Administrator will use that data to calculate claim payments.

  • The claim form asks for Group No. and Subscriber or Member ID. What are those? You have the option of submitting the plan’s group number and your contract number with your claim.

    • The AU plan group number is 37655.

    • Your 12-digit contract identifier begins with the prefix “QAU” followed by a 9 digit number.

Last updated: 06/21/2021