Deadline nears to file Blue Cross settlement claim

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (via WOOD TV 8) — The clock is ticking on a massive class-action lawsuit that affects as many as 8 million Michigan residents.

The deadline to make a claim and get part of a nearly $30 million settlement is Saturday.

The lawsuit was filed in 2010 against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, the state's largest insurer. Originally asking for $13.7 billion, the lawsuit sought reimbursement for patients and businesses who, according to the plaintiffs, paid more for health insurance and hospital costs due to old Blue Cross contracts.

The case has been settled for $29.99 million, pending a final hearing for approval

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