Cigna faces allegations of prescription overcharging tactics

Morgan Haefner - Print  | 

Policyholders of Cigna health plans claimed the payer charged more than 10 times the actual price of some prescription medications, Bloomberg BNA reports.

In the Oct. 13 class action lawsuit, plaintiffs claimed the Bloomfield, Conn.-based insurer required pharmacies in network with Cigna to overcharge its members for prescription drugs. The complaint argued the insurer then pocketed the overpayments, in some cases Cigna keeping $18 for a prescription that cost the insurer $2 and the patient $20.  

The allegations come a week after customers sued Minnetonka, Minn.-based UnitedHealthcare over high prescription drug co-pays.  

More articles about payer issues:
Medicare open enrollment starts Saturday: 5 things to know
16 payer, provider contract disputes, resolutions
Vanderbilt University Medical Center goes out of network with ACA plans

Copyright © 2021 Becker's Healthcare. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy. Cookie Policy. Linking and Reprinting Policy.