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Welcome to the Kaiser ASD Settlement Website

If you are a subscriber of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and you, or your dependent, have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder from April 8, 2004 through June 30, 2012, you could receive benefits from a class action settlement.

This settlement resolves a class action lawsuit brought by Plaintiffs on behalf of a class of Kaiser members over whether Kaiser improperly denied coverage for Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) and Speech Therapy (ST) for those with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The settlement avoids costs and risks from continuing the lawsuit; it reimburses monies paid or owed for ABA and ST by you; and it releases Kaiser from liability.

The settlement will provide up to $9,290,000 to reimburse Kaiser members who spent or owe money for ABA and ST to treat ASD. To qualify, you must submit a claim form and supporting documentation. The settlement also requires Kaiser to follow certain practices in providing ABA and ST to those with an ASD in the future.

Court-appointed lawyers for the class of Kaiser members will ask the Court for up to $2,890,000 to be paid separately by Kaiser, as fees and expenses for investigating the facts, litigating the case, and negotiating the settlement.

The two sides disagree on how much money, if any, could have been awarded if Plaintiffs, on behalf of the class, were to prevail at trial.

Your legal rights are affected whether you act or don't act. Read the Notice carefully.


SUMMARY OF YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT
Submit a Claim Form Submitting a Claim Form to get a payment.
Exclude Yourself Get no payment. This is the only option that allows you to ever be part of any other lawsuit against Kaiser about the legal claims in this case.
Object Write to the Court about why you don't like the settlement.
Go to a Hearing Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the settlement.
Do Nothing Get no payment. Give up rights.

Although the information in this website is intended to assist you, it does not replace the information contained in the Class Notice or the Settlement Agreement, both of which can be downloaded from this website.