A.G. Schneiderman Announces Settlement with United Health Group Protecting Competition in Elder Care
NEW YORK - Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced a settlement with UnitedHealth Group resolving concerns that United's business practices in New York unlawfully restrained competition in the market for certain elder and long term care insurance products. The settlement provides that United may not require skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) seeking to participate in United's broader insurance network to also contract with United for a separate service - United's institutional special needs plan (I-SNP). The Attorney General had received complaints that by requiring SNFs to accept its I-SNP plan as a condition for participating in its broader provider network, United was foreclosing competition from alternative I-SNP providers. The settlement will preserve vibrant competition among I-SNP providers in New York State and ensure freedom of choice for SNFs and their patients.
- Date:January 7, 2015
- Agency:New York Attorney General
- State Enforcement Agencies