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Janet Abaray Interviewed by NPR About Class Action Regarding Ambetter Insurance

By Heidi Culbertson

Janet Abaray, Burg Simpson managing shareholder

December 6, 2019   Ohio Consumer Litigation / Class Action

Janet Abaray Interviewed by NPR About Class Action Regarding Ambetter Insurance.

The Ohio office of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine has filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of Ohio consumers who purchased Ambetter insurance through the Ohio Health Insurance Exchange.  Class action lawsuits allow consumers, whose individual claims may be too small to file an individual action, to join forces in one action to seek compensation against large corporate defendants.

Janet Abaray, the managing shareholder of Burg Simpson’s Cincinnati, Ohio office, and her team, are pursuing claims regarding the Ambetter insurance plans (Ambetter Balanced Care and Ambetter Secure Care) offered by Buckeye Health Plan, a subsidiary of the insurance provider Centene. The Ambetter health plans are insurance plans offered in the Affordable Care Act’s health exchanges in Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, Nevada, Texas, Washington, and Ohio.

According to the Better Business Bureau, Ambetter Insurance has the lowest rating in Ohio due to multiple complaints filed against the organization. Throughout the country, Ambetter policyholders are reporting that they are not able to find, or are having difficulty finding, medical providers that will accept Ambetter insurance. Many policyholders are reporting that they purchased the Ambetter product because they Ambetter listed their physicians as “in-network” when, in reality, they were not.

Ms. Abaray was recently interviewed about the class action lawsuit by NPR for All Things Considered. Ms. Abaray is advocating on behalf of clients who purchased Ambetter insurance policies through the Health Insurance Marketplace who experienced significant problems in obtaining coverage, such as discovering that listed providers did not actually accept Ambetter, that Ambetter had no in-network providers for a particular specialty, or that Ambetter was arbitrarily denying claims.

Click here for the NPR Interview

On December 6, 2019, Janet Abaray was interviewed by Health Payer Specialist regarding Ambetter Insurance.  Click here to read the Health Payer Specialist article.

On December 4, 2019, an article about the lawsuit was posted on WOSU’s website. Click here to read the WOSU article.

The Ohio office of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine is seeking to gather additional information from Ambetter insureds who have experienced similar issues in Ohio and other states. If you or a loved one have purchased an Ambetter insurance policy from your state’s Health Insurance Exchange and have had difficulty locating a healthcare provider who will accept that insurance, please call Burg Simpson at (800) 713-9340 or fill out our contact form for a FREE no-obligation consultation today.

 

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